Chen Wenbo
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    • Chen Wenbo
    • Birthdate: 1969
      Birthplace: China | Chongqing
      Gender: Male
      Lives and Works in: China | Beijing
      About:
      Throughout the 1990s, CHEN Wenbo became a key representative of the Sichuan painting school. Merging a vivid colour scheme with affinities to Chinese Kitsch Art with a post-pop cartoon inspired aesthetic, Chen created an aggressive urban sensual chic that influenced many new painters in the late 1990s and early 2000s. For the past ten years, CHEN has honed his observation on objects close to hand, stylizing and fragmenting daily life into separate canvases, the airbrush quality of his technique creating a surface sheen that comments on society’s attachment to material values.

      Chen Wenbo (born in Chongqing, China and currently lives and works in Beijing) graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Art in 1990. He recently had a major show at UCCA, Beijing and a solo show at the Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai. CHEN’s work has also been presented in important exhibitions worldwide, including All Under Heaven (Koninklijk Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, 2004); Follow Me (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2005); the 2006 Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai, China, 2006); Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia, 2007); the Poland Biennale (Poland, 2008); Open ev + a 2008 (Limerick, Ireland, 2008); Metropolis Now-Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition Election (Meridian International Center, Washington, USA, 2009).
      Education:
      1986 -1990    Sichuan Academy of Fine Art, Chongqing, China
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