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Chen Jiaye’s new works were very distinguishable in comparison with the previous series. He shifted from the even-tempered historical perspectives to his internal desire, fantasy, and complicated world views. More so, Chen was trying to express them in a more passionate and direct form in combination with his sensational feelings, life experiences as well as logical thoughts. The fire incidence did not only take place on the ancient scrolls which he was familiar with, also spread to the nature, water and sky. Places such as square and conference room had never appeared in Chen Jiaye’s paintings. To some degree, this series reflected his current state of mind, and were the fundamental experiential and dynamic product of his understanding and interpretation of the social consciousness and information that filtered down and impacted on his sensibility and physicality.

Chen Jiaye, Trace-3, 2016; painting, 80x100cm

Chen Jiaye, Trace-3, 2016; painting, 80x100cm

Chen Jiaye, Burn Series-2, 2016; painting, 120x160cm

Chen Jiaye, Burn Series-2, 2016; painting, 120x160cm

Chen Jiaye, Carnival, 2016; painting, 160x160cm

Chen Jiaye, Carnival, 2016; painting, 160x160cm

Chen Jiaye, Meeting, 2016; painting, 80x100cm

Chen Jiaye, Meeting, 2016; painting, 80x100cm

About the exhibition

Dates: Nov 20, 2016 – Dec 11, 2016

Venue: Red Gate Gallery

Courtesy of the artist and Red Gate Gallery, for further information please visit www.redgategallery.com.

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