Oct 16 – Dec 25
Opening: Saturday, Oct 16, 2–6 pm
The gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Shen Chen (b. 1955, China). With a cross-cultural background, Chen’s artistic style encompasses both traditional Chinese brushworks and contemporary techniques. Chen studies the meditative and deliberative brushwork associated with traditional Chinese ink brush painting, and creates fully abstract paintings. Chen is constantly exploring the art of brushstroke, color, and tonality. His large-scale paintings reflect a meticulous layering of color that eventually achieves the resonant tonal hues in all work of art.
As a strong supporter of Zero and Gutai art movements from its inception, the gallery’s vision has gradually evolved into contemporary art with a special interest in the concept of the void, the process of the creation and in the questioning of the experience of space and time.
In May 2014, Axel Vervoordt Gallery expanded to Hong Kong and opened its first overseas exhibition venue in the city’s central district. El Anatsui created new work for this occasion. By having a physical presence in Hong Kong, Axel Vervoordt Gallery will continue to bridge artistic expressions between the East and the West.