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b. 1976, China

Chen Yujun Biography

Putian, Fujian, 1976. Lives and works in Hangzhou

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Chen Yujun and his brother Chen Yufan are part of a large extended family. One branch’s 19th century emigration to Southeast Asia gave the artists second and third cousins in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  These places are as foreign to Chen Yujun as to any Westerner.  They form a field of dreams, of “my own secret experiences and imaginings”, he says.  In the series Asian Circumscription (or Asian Borders or Asian Area), he explores the creative possibilities of a tiled floor and three walls, using various patterns of line and colour to render this universal domestic “set” bizarre and alien. In Asian Circumscription 5.2 Square Metres No. 1 (2008), a window—or is it a painting?—is papered over; a compass—or is it a random pattern?—sits in the centre of the floor.  Corners look like openings; walls start flat at the bottom but curve at the top like pillars.  A similar room in the three-panel painting Asian Circumscription 1111 (2011) has a mysteriously missing tile and an empty armchair; lines from its wallpaper extend right through a hole in the floor.  Chen Yujun and his migratory extended family all live in various parts of what is commonly labelled Asia, which Westerners often vaguely lump together with China.  For the artist, however, each of these “Asian areas” is distinctive, strange and filled with potential.

Chen Yujun Featured Artworks

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Room 502 No. 150106 by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunRoom 502 No. 150106, 2015Acrylic on canvas, old wooden frame
147 x 121 cm
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Poet and Chief by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunPoet and Chief, 2018Port Laurent marble
120 x 35 x 35 cm
Rén Space Enquire about this work
Voyager and King by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunVoyager and King, 2018Carrara white marble
181 x 55 x 51 cm
Rén Space Enquire about this work
Crooked House N0.190105 错屋 N0.190105 by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunCrooked House N0.190105 错屋 N0.190105, 2019Acrylic on canvas, the old board
109 x 79 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Enquire about this work
Crooked House No.180508 错屋No.180508 by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunCrooked House No.180508 错屋No.180508, 2018Acrylic on canvas, the old board
77 x 71 cm
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Crooked House No.180312 错屋No.180312 by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunCrooked House No.180312 错屋No.180312, 2018Acrylic on canvas, the old board
153 x 113 cm
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Crooked House No.20151206 错屋 No.20151206 by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunCrooked House No.20151206 错屋 No.20151206, 2015Watercolour on paper
40 x 30 cm
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Continued Scene No.171225 被延续的情景 NO.171225 by Chen Yujun contemporary artwork
Chen YujunContinued Scene No.171225 被延续的情景 NO.171225, 2017Mixed media on paper
75 x 55 cm
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Chen Yujun Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Visionaries: The Special Project for MSAC 10th Anniversary I at Mind Set Art Center, Taipei
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8 February–7 March 2020 Group Exhibition Visionaries: The Special Project for MSAC 10th Anniversary I Mind Set Art Center, Taipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Yujun, Each Single Oneself 每个自己 at Arario Gallery, Seoul
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9 January–22 February 2020 Chen Yujun Each Single Oneself 每个自己 Arario Gallery, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Yujun, Chen Yujun at Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing
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9 March–28 April 2019 Chen Yujun Tang Contemporary Art Beijing 1st and 2nd Space

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Shanghai artist brothers Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong Related Press Shanghai artist brothers Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong 16 May 2016, Art Radar

Shanghai-based brothers duo take over gallery in Hong Kong with multimedia presentation morphing the personal and universal dimensions of time and space. On 28 April 2016, Tang Contemporary Art in Hong Kong opened White, a joint exhibition of Shanghai-based artist brothers Chen Yujun and Chen Yufan, as its May offering in a monthly rotating...

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