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Chen Zhen

  • CountryChina
  • Born1955
  • Died2000


Chen Zhen grew up during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution, which ended in the late 1970’s. As Maoist restrictions began to wane Chen was able to combine previously forbidden traditional Chinese philosophy and Western practices. After immigrating to Paris in 1986 he attended the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts and the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastiques. Eventually he abandoned his painting practice entirely in favour of mixed media installation.