b. 1983, China

Chen Fei Biography

Chen Fei's narrative paintings are fantasised, often perverted, constructs transposing elements from his personal life into either surrealistic or hyperrealistic pastiches. While he belongs to the post-1980 generation of Chinese artists raised under the one-child policy, whose overall aesthetics influenced by mainstream culture (notably manga and anime) is typically concerned with the self rather than grand history, a remarkably sharp sense of black humour informs his vibrant, ego-centred visions. Almost systematically exhibiting his own figure in his work, he satirically diverts the age-long tradition of self-portraiture to revisit Eastern and Western art-historical canons. The highly graphic quality of his lively compositions, which he envisions as film stills, playfully contrasts with the refinement of his very meticulous and detail-oriented style. Further interested in how the rapid economic growth of China has impacted its now globalised culture, Chen Fei also questions his nation's collective taste and societal evolution.

Chen Fei Featured Artworks

View All (23)
Portrait by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei Portrait, 2018 Acrylic on linen
57 x 63 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire
Scenario Description by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei Scenario Description, 2016 Acrylic on linen
240 x 180 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, 2016 Acrylic on linen
220 x 160 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire
Still Life by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei Still Life, 2016 Acrylic on linen
100 x 80 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire
Painter and Family by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei Painter and Family, 2018 Acrylic on linen
290 x 290 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Middle-Aged Square by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei Middle-Aged Square, 2016 Acrylic on linen
220 x 290 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
Big Model by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei Big Model, 2017 Acrylic on linen
290 x 200 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery
I am the Jungle by Chen Fei contemporary artwork painting
Chen Fei I am the Jungle, 2015 Acrylic on linen
180 x 240 cm
Galerie Urs Meile Enquire

Chen Fei Recent Exhibitions

View All (5)

Chen Fei Represented By

Galerie Urs Meile contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China Galerie Urs Meile Beijing, Lucerne
Perrotin contemporary art gallery in Paris, France Perrotin Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo

Chen Fei In Ocula Magazine

Chen Fei In Related Press

Chen Fei In Video & Audio

Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Chen Fei are added to Ocula.
Sign Up