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  • Shen Chen – Yishu

    Shen Chen Press

    YISHU JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART

    Editors Note, March, 2010

    ” Shen, whose work is personal and meditative”

    …Zong and Shen both explore aspects of abstraction in their work but in different ways;…while Shen has taken a consistent, calculated approach to it for years.

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  • Shen Chen – Today Art Museum

    TODAY ART MUSEUM

    2008

    ” Shen Chen said, “In 1996, I created my ‘Diary’ series, where I gradually began to clarify my inclination towards using the vertical brushstroke in the main body of the painting. “

    When Shen Chen arrived in New York, he was undoubtedly influenced by New York’s rich artistic atmosphere, but he also needed to learn English, find a job, and adjust to surviving in this environment. Most importantly, however, how was he going to be able to continue his own painting pursuits? This must have seemed a long time for a youth, who in China, had always considered art to be the pinnacle of his existence; not pursuing his painting was agonizing.

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