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Chen Chien-Jung
LAST UPDATE : 2019.03.19 / EDITOR : tcaa
40 artworks / 107 exhibition

CHEN Chien-Jung was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1972. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department, Taipei National University of the Arts in 1995, and acquired a master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts in 2001. Chen bagged the Golden Prize in Drawing from “The 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition R.O.C.” in 2003. He is also the winner of “The 10th Visual Arts Prize of Li Chun-shan Foundation” in 2007. Chen’s paintings are unique, for they suggest a kind of “specious ambiguity”. While the structure of his works is often enhanced through architectural elements and drawing lines, painting qualities such as patches and drips of color paints are also applied to suggest abstract beauty, or to dissolve and deconstruct the previously constructed structure.

Chen initiates White Buildings and Sky Blue in 2001. These two series feature elements taken from architectural drawings based on different views, such as perspective and section. Landscape, one which the artist started developing in 2007 till today, further brings together the city-scape and the architectural space by venturing into the greater surroundings. In Chen’s artworks, both White Buildings and architectural plans represent a draft contour that awaits completion. The artist challenges from and architectural through visuality and color, and develops a sense of abstraction during the course.

Artist Statements
For my more recent artworks, I attempt to paint ideal architectural spaces drawn from my imagination not restricted by established conventions of construction. The works feature scenery that I have foreseen in my mind and the situations that play out there. In addition to a few urban scenes, most of my works present structures I thought up while painting or sculptures shaped like houses. Some of the shapes are even derived from the works of a few other artists. Although the works allude to images of urban civilization, their architectural spaces form the paintings’ motifs, or rather the origins for their language. To create my paintings, I use a ruler and pen to draw shapes that I sporadically alter or reconstruct. There is little planning that goes into the composition of these images. Throughout the painting process, the motion of my hand provides vital support and simulation for the paint tools (disposable wooden sticks, intentionally fuzzy scales, masking tape that can be used repeatedly, and more).

Many of the works present spatial structures strong in character that can be seen as byproducts of the construction/deconstruction and drawing/erasing process. They are shaped from the manifestations of a cycle of construction, detachment, and restoration, forming a spatial entity that holds many possibilities. They appear in the shape of overbearing forms and call forth a bold presence throughout the entire image. Although with concrete, flat, spacious, hollow, or dense forms, the meanings they reveal are very uncertain in nature. The only possible common point lies in not necessarily having any practical function. The presentation of the work more likely provides a type of special visual realm. Entering, existing, or visiting temporarily, the viewers will sense a stagnant tendency, which has yet a sense of momentum to it.

birth year
1972
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2001
MFA Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts
Tainan National College of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
1995
BFA Dept. of Fine Arts
National Institute of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2017
Well-Lighted Rooms
Project Fulfill Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
Decontextualization of Production
Xue Xue Green , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Frozen Music
Tosee Art Agency co., NCU Art Center , Taipei, Taoyuan , Taiwan
2013
Paradoxically
Tosee Art Agency co. , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
A Block
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Solo Exhibition 2011
Shijie Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2010
Sky Blue × Landscape
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Solo Exhibition 2010
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
Solo Exhibition 2009
Tosee Art Agency co. , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Solo Exhibition 2008
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2007
Solo Exhibition 2007
VT ARTSalon , Taipei , Taiwan
2006
Solo Exhibition 2006
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Recent Paintings
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Solo Exhibition 07
Prototype Art , Tainan , Taiwan
2004
Reconstruction
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
I Heard You Looking
Tamsui Center of Arts and Culture , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Peintures Récentes
Cité Internationale des Arts , Paris , France
2001
Lo-Fi
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
Solo Exhibition 2000
American Cultural Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Employ Spirituality
Prototype Art , Tainan , Taiwan
2017
A Room
THE 201 ART , Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Art Basel Hong Kong 2017
Hong Kong Convention and exhibition Centre Hong Kong
2016
Rivers - The Way of Living in Transition
Gwangju Art Museum , Gwangju , Korea
2016
Scope New York 2016 International contemporary art show
New York , USA
2016
Transition of Times
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
Rivers - The Way of Living in Transition
Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2015
IT Park Limited Editions
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
The Pioneers of Taiwanese Artists, 1971-1980
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Follow the Lines on a Journey
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
CIGE 2014
China National Convention Center , Beijing , China
2014
Artshow Busan 2014
Exhibition Hall 2, BEXCO , Busan , Korea
2014
2014 Artist Fair Taiwan
Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A9 Xinyi New Life Square , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
What we are mapping
Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2013
Intersecting Vector: Me at Liu’s Home
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Ever After
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
The Journey
KUGallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Citizen Art Shanghai 2013
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel , Shanghai , China
2013
Art Tainan 2013
Taiyh Landis Hotel , Tainan , Taiwan
2013
SPACE in Paintings V.S. Drawing for SPACE
CYCU Art Center , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2012
No One to Hear You Scream
Saamlung Gallery Hong Komg
2012
Landscape
Tenri Cultural Institute , New York , USA
2012
Yes Taiwan - 2012 Taiwan Biennial Exhibit
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Manifestation of Homunculi
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
City Equations
NHCUE, Yu Hsiu Art Space , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2011
Y.E.S Taiwan III
Aki Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
A Flash of Enlightenment
New Urban Garden , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
ART TAIPEI 2010
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Feeling and Form - Contemporary Taiwanese Painting
Sakshi Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Continuation - Special Exhibition of LI Chun-Shen Modern Painting Award Winners
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2010
Beyond Vision
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
Local Scenery
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2009
YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2009 –Contemporary hotel art fair
Sunworld Dynasty Hotel , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Contemporary Value - A processing History
Ever Harvest Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
The Exotic Flora River Bbasinel
Kao Yuan Art Center, Kao Yuan University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2009
How Young
Dynasty Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Open City: Architecture in Art
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
The Empire Strikes Back – Episode III / The Phantom Menace
Impressions Contemporary , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Sweeties
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
The 10th Visual Arts Prize of Li Chun-shan Foundation
NCKU Art Center , Tainan , Taiwan
2008
Lines, by the 7th Gendres
DuBang Contemporary Space , San-Yi , Taiwan
2007
Shanghai Art Fair
Shanghaimart , Shanghai , China
2007
Dare to Art-The Genealogy of TNUA Fine Arts College
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Youth Hope
Dynasty Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Come Together
CYCU Art Center , Taoyuan , Taiwan
2007
Path of Virtue - those who stay on the track
Taiwan New Arts Union, Safulak Art Village , Tainan, Hsinchu , Taiwan
2006
Exhibition of New Perspective Art Taiwan
Taichung County Seaport Art Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2006
Meditation in Feeble Light
Safulak Art Village , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2005
Art of the "E" Generation in Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
Scylla and Charybdis in Love: The Challenges Facing Contemporary Taiwanese Artists
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Kuandu Extravaganza: Exhibition of Modern Art in Taiwan
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Depth of Space
Gallery Su , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Scylla and Charybdis in Love: The Challenges Facing Contemporary Taiwanese Artists
Gwangju Art Museum , Gwangju , Korea
2004
Scylla and Charybdis in Love: The Challenges Facing Contemporary Taiwanese Artists
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2004
The 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition R.O.C.
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2004
Depth of Surface
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Tile Project, Destination: The World
Taipei and 20 international sites
2003
Intershop Südstattsüd
Karlsruhe Südstattsüd , Karlsruhe , Germany
2003
Exposition Collective 2003
Cité Internationale des Arts , Paris , France
2002
Chain - Nomads.Rally
Huashan Arts District , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Rising Force - Safulak Art Festival
Safulak Art Village , Hsinchu , Taiwan
2002
2002 Tainan Biennial
Tainan Municipal Art Center , Tainan , Taiwan
2002
Abstract Stars 2002
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2001
New Minds, Artist Creations in Motion
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Fine Arts Prize of The Rotary of Taipei Tunghua
Taipei Art Fair , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Concealed Movement
Paint Shop Gallery , Tainan , Taiwan
2000
Random Door
Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
New Stars 2000
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
Thriving Momentum.Observing Phenomenon.Comprehending Moods - Poetic Space Inside of Painting
Koche Space Art , Tainan , Taiwan
2000
Abstract Stars 2000
Ke-Yuan Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
The 17th Kaohsiung Fine Arts Exhibition
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2000
2266
gallery of TNCA , Tainan , Taiwan
1999
Resplendent Years
Prototype Art, New Heart Life Art Center , Tainan , Taiwan
1999
Songs of Tachi
gallery of TNCA , Tainan , Taiwan
1999
The 26th Taipei Annual Arts Competition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
The 16th Kaohsiung Fine Arts Exhibition
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1997
The 8th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition R.O.C.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1996
The 23th Taipei Annual Arts Competition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1994
Shifts of Light
Jazz Photo Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1994
Mini Sculptures Exhibition
Arp Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1994
International Print Exhibit: Taipei .New York .Tokyo
Library of NIA , Taipei , Taiwan
1994
Exhibition of Seven Guantu Artists
Tamsui Center of Arts and Culture , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Cité Internationale des Arts
Paris , France
2000
International Studio and Curatorial Program
New York , U.S.A.
2015
Book
Frozen Music, Chen Chien-Jung
Taipei: Taipei Tosee Art Agency co.
2010
Book
Chen Chien-Jung Selections 2007-2010
Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum
2006
Book
Chen Chien-Jung Selections 2001-2006
Taichung: Ke-Yuan Gallery
2007
 
The 10th Visual Arts Prize of Li Chun-shan Foundation
Li Chun-shan Foundation
Taiwan
2003
Golden Prize in Drawing
The 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition R.O.C.
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
2001
Kaohsiung Prize
The 18th Kaohsiung Fine Arts Exhibition
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2001
Fine Arts Prize
The Rotary of Taipei Tunghua
 
Taiwan
1999
Honorable Mention Artist
Freeman Fellowship
Vermont Studio Center
USA
1997
Taipei Prize
The 24th Taipei Annual Arts Competition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
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Acrylic Paint , mixed media , canvas ,
50x60.5 cm
01 / 10
Heavy Fog, Be Slow Down
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Acrylic Paint , mixed media , canvas ,
72.5x91 cm
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Two Tubes
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45.5x53 cm
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Aircraft
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Acrylic Paint , mixed media , canvas ,
91x72.5 cm
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Blue Bird
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