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Meet Chenhung Chen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chenhung Chen.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
In my work I am completely involved with line, having first recognized its power in Nature, Chinese calligraphy and painting, and later in American Abstract Expressionism. Through the use of line, I am able to express feelings of delicacy, power, buoyancy, strength and constant motion.

Please tell us about your art.
In my current project, I crochet electrical wire and components into a fabric like shape and combine readymade objects to make sculpture and/or instillation. The original function of my materials was to harness electricity and transform its potential, bending it to the will of man. This function has always fascinated me and so I have utilized these man-made materials to create. The inspiration came primarily from Chinese philosophy and culture.

My art is about dichotomy: concord and dissonance, order and chaos, the subtle and the powerful. From these dichotomies works are formed that deal with balance, the making of the invisible into the visible and man’s unstoppable nature; the driving force that is bringing about this informational age. The underlining tension in my work deals with the notion that even with all this technology, man still has to grapple with the consequences of his human condition.

We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
Join the LAAA (Los Angeles Art Association)/Gallery 825. It is a great place for artists to network and gain support.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Here is a list of my upcoming exhibitions:

-4/27-29/18 Start Up Art Fair, San Francisco, with the Kipaipai Group @ Hotel Del Sol, Room 326

-6/1-6/30 Studio System 2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Opening Reception: 6/30 6-9pm

-8/4-9/30 I Ching In America 2.0, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
Opening Reception: TBA

-8/20-9/19 Entelechy (2 person show), Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery, Monterey, CA
Opening Reception: TBA

-Date TBA/2019 Showing at the Brand Library & Art Center

-Date TBA Work shown at LAX- Los Angeles International Airport

Contact Info:

  • Address: 2100 N. Main St. Apt B2 Los Angeles, CA 90031
  • Website: www.chenhungchen.com
  • Phone: 805-750-2234
  • Email: chenhung61@gmail.com
  • Instagram: chenhungchenart
  • Facebook: chenhung.chen5
  • Twitter: chenhungart

Image Credit:
First two Images Credited to: Keith Berson
Third Image: Kelly Barrie
All other Images: Chenhung Chen & Lance Bolton

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