Science and technology play very important roles in this modern world, and as a result the relationship between human beings and nature is increasingly alienated. Chen Che believes that deep inside, one has a utopian dream of nature that may be mysterious, unknown, and even full of fear and that will fight with persecutions and besetments for the real and natural life.
Chen Che’s paintings present to the audience a personal, mysterious and unknown world, utilising a variety of techniques and media to create an idealised natural landscape rich with meaning and visual pleasure. Exploring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, memories and dreams, Chen Che’s paintings comment on the relationship between reality and imagination.
Chen Che’s dappled light and crackling paintings are the works of a consummate technician and passionate observer. The paintings are first notable for their aesthetically pleasing auras and quickly become immersive, as Chen Che walks the line between the objective and the abstract. His paintings ask us to see the world again, in their curious dialogue between realism and expressionism, presenting the visual pleasure of the picturesque and the emergent unknown threats of the natural world. Exploring the surreal, the paintings investigate the relationship between reality and imagination, the ideal and the contingent.