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Chen Hui 陈辉

Chen Hui 陈辉

Chen Hui works primarily with Chinese ink on rice paper using a powerful ink wash technique that tells as much with the white space as it does with the layers of black ink. Whether he is painting a sweeping vista or a quiet interior, his paintings create a powerful mood that is at once pensive and serene. Trained in oil painting as well Chinese ink, Chen Hui is one of the post-revolution generation of Chinese ink painters seeking to find the language between the immediate visual and emotive impact of western oil paintings and the spirituality of Chinese ink. Chen Hui’s works have a characteristic luminosity that he produces with his blending of painted and unpainted space. Reminiscent of the lighting effect of old western masters in oil, the artist captures the white snow reflected off the rooftops of a Chinese courtyard home in Beijing, or moon light refracted by a gentle mist veiling the fields of a village.

Chen Hui 陈辉

Chen Hui, born in Hefei, Anhui Province, in 1959. Graduated from the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts. Currently the Professor of Tsinghua University Academy of Fine Arts, tutor of post-graduate study, member of academic board. Prof Chen Hui excels in ink-wash painting as well as oil on canvas. Since 2001, Heng Artland has held a number of exhibitions for Prof Chen’s exquisite works in both Singapore and Malaysia.

Chen Hui works primarily with Chinese ink on rice paper using a powerful ink wash technique that tells as much with the white space as it does with the layers of black ink. Whether he is painting a sweeping vista or a quiet interior, his paintings create a powerful mood that is at once pensive and serene. Trained in oil painting as well Chinese ink, Chen Hui is one of the post-revolution generation of Chinese ink painters seeking to find the language between the immediate visual and emotive impact of western oil paintings and the spirituality of Chinese ink. Chen Hui’s works have a characteristic luminosity that he produces with his blending of painted and unpainted space. Reminiscent of the lighting effect of old western masters in oil, the artist captures the white snow reflected off the rooftops of a Chinese courtyard home in Beijing, or moon light refracted by a gentle mist veiling the fields of a village.

Academic Achievements/
Exhibitions:

2010 The 4th Beijing International Art Biennale (National Art Museum of China)
2009 Art in Early Century – Cross Straits Painting Joint Exhibition (Taipei Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Fo Guang Art Museum)
2009 Chen Hui Glaring Works Exhibition (Solo Exhibition) (Singapore Heng Artland Gallery)
2009 Chinese Contemporary Fine Art World Exhibition Tour (France, Germany, United States)
2009 The 11th National Art Works Exhibition (Shanghai Art Museum)
2008 Contemporary Ink Painting Invitation Exhibition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
2008 The First China (Zhengzhou) Ink Painting Biennale (Zhengzhou)
2007 One World: UN Family in Colored Paintings by Chinese Artists (National Art
2007 Museum of China)
2007 Chengdu Biennale (Chengdu New Century Convention & Exhibition Center)
2007 World Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Century Joint Exhibition for
2007 Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover (Hong Kong)
2007 Art in Early Century – Cross Straits Painting Joint Exhibition (Beijing, Taipei)
2007 “Colour.Light.Spirit” Exhibition, Singapore and Malaysia

2006 Contemporary Famous Artists Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Art Week in Paris
2006 The 5th Shenzhen International Ink Painting Biennale (Shenzhen Guanshanyue Art Museum)
2005 Charms of Beijing Exhibition (National Art Museum of China)
2005 The 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale (National Art Museum of China)
2005 Exhibition for Art Exchange across Taiwan Straits, Taipei

2004 Beijing Excellent Works Exhibition for Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China (National Art Museum of China)
2004 The 10th National Art Exhibition (Zhejiang Art Museum)
2003 First Beijing International Art Biennale
2002 “The Shape of Colours” first solo Exhibition, Singapore
2000 Art Exhibition by Professors, Japan, China and Korea
1999 Joint Exhibition, China Art Museum, Beijing
1994 Exhibition of works by prominent artists from 28 provinces, Hong Kong, China


Awards:
2001 Eternal won a prize of Excellent Works for Science & Art International Art Works Exhibition
2004 Southern Anhui Impression won the Bronze Award of Chinese Painting Nomination Exhibition, Second Prize of Tsinghua University Higher Art Education Books and Nomination Prize of Fobaoshi Ink Painting Triennial
2007 Outstanding Award of 2007 World Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art Exhibition
2008 Third Prize of Excellent Paper for Tsinghua University Higher Education Association


Publication:
Root and Character of Artistic Conception, Literature & Art Studies, No.3, 2009
Ink Should Go with Modeling, Art Observation, No. 2, 2009
Case Study of Influential Artists in the 21st Century (Monograph), Beijing Arts and Crafts Press, 2006.7
The Structural Elements of Chinese Painting, Art Panorama, No.1, 2009
Vision and Spread of Contemporary Ink Painting, Men's Uno China, No.1, 2009
Glowing and Lingering - Contemporary Famous Artist Chen Hui Works (Monograph), Liaoning Fine Arts Press, 2009.6

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