Born in 1969 in Anxi, a small, remote village in Fujian province, China, Chen Wenling is a recognized as one of the top ten contemporary sculptors in China today. Chen Wenling is an artist of secularism, and at the same time he used a humorous and exaggerative way to show the themes of his works.
Modern art emphasizes the concepts in a piece of work. It often creates a style of too many concepts, making viewers tired. In contrast, Chen’s works are simple and true. He does not deliberately create concepts. The naked bodies have nothing to disguise themselves. What left is a direct communication with the nature and a direct conversation between the society and the people. The facial and body expressions of the Red Boys are properly exaggerated to enhance the communicative effects.
Wenling Chen was born in 1969 in Anxi, Fujian China. He studied at the Xiamen Academy of Art and Design, and at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He is now living and working in Xiamen and Beijing as a professional artist. www.feeldesain.com