About the Artwork

Guocheng Chen’s light dappled and crackling paintings are the works of a consummate technician and passionate observer. His paintings are primarily striking for their aesthetically pleasing auras and quickly become immersive as Guocheng Chen walks the line between the objective and the abstract. His paintings invite us to rethink the world through a constant dialogue between realism and expressionism, presenting the natural world’s visual pleasures and emergent unknown threats. Exploring the surreal, Guocheng Chen’s paintings investigate upon the relationship between reality and imagination, the contingent and the ideal. Guocheng Chen’s paintings present a personal, mysterious and unknown world, utilizing a variety of techniques and media to create an idealized natural landscape rich with meaning and visual pleasure. Exploring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, memories and dreams, Guocheng Chen’s paintings comment on the relationship between reality and imagination.

About the Artist

Science and technology play very important roles in this modern world, as the result, the relationship between human beings and nature increasingly alienated. However, I believe many people have a “natural utopia dream" deep inside their hearts. This allow them to fight against the persecutions and basements from real life. It may be mysterious, unknown, fantastic, profound, and even full of fear but always beautiful. My paintings show the audience a personal, mysterious and unknown world. I work with a variety of techniques and medium to create an idealised natural landscape, rich in meanings and visual pleasure. I explore the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, memories and dreams. My artworks describe the relationships between reality and imagination, as well as the ones between outside world and the inside world full of feelings and ideals.

Reflection

by Chen Guocheng

2012
Acrylic and oil on canvas
$ 8,030
Size
120 x 85 x 0.1 cm
Location
Beijing

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