Gao Chen: The Charm of Chinese Gardens
Opening Celebration: Friday, July 6, 2018 | 4:00–5:00 p.m. | Artist in Attendance
The Charm of Chinese Gardens is an exhibition of landscape paintings by Jiangsu-born artist Gao Chen. Chen combines the essence of Western oil painting techniques with his vision upon the traditional Chinese form and environment.
The exhibition focuses on Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden’s scenery by reflecting on the beauty and complexity of the Garden’s design. In his artwork, Chen considers the harmony of opposites, such as light and shadows, chaos and structure, and natural and human-made elements.
About the Artist
Born in Jiangsu in 1946, Gao Chen grew up in Shanghai, China. He studied arts at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Media and Design with Chen Danqing, a very well-known oil painter in China. After graduation, he continued his art career at Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts. He became a popular painter in Shanghai because of his unique lacquer and oil paintings.
After immigrating to Canada in 1989, Gao Chen had a solo exhibition at Basic Inquiry Studio & Gallery in Vancouver in September 2007 and participated in the Omega Gallery group exhibition in May 2015.