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Chen Han explores the canvas of human emotions

His work unfolds in a gripping intimate drama of love and regret in ‘figurative portraits’

Chen Han’s work unfolds into an intimate drama in oils. The 48-year-old artist evokes images of human relationships that leap from the canvas.

His figurative portraits resemble a cinematic experience for the viewer, stills of passion and regret.  

Chinese artist Chen Han. Photo: HdM Gallery

“[These] increasingly estranged human relationships [are] in [an] age of hyper-information and connectivity. [They] are indicative of a society that outwardly appears to function, but in which personal drama abounds, often away from the judgemental gaze of the wider social order,” the HdM Gallery in Beijing said about Chen Han’s latest exhibition.

“Celebrating traditional brushstrokes, his pallet is muted and cold, made visceral with flesh-colored tones. Subjects presented at an apex of an unannounced narrative arc are postured without explanation or source,” HdM added.

Chen Han’s paintings can be seen in the Silent Theater exhibition alongside the work of artist Xi Qi at the HdM Gallery in Beijing between January 23 to March 13. Click here for more details.

Departure | 2020

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 cm x 90 cm
Image: Courtesy of HdM Gallery

Emptiness | 2020

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 cm x 90 cm
Image: Courtesy of HdM Gallery

Invisible Waves | 2020

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 135 cm x 200 cm
Image: Courtesy of HdM Gallery

Narration | 2020

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 160 cm x 160 cm
Image: Courtesy of HdM Gallery

Silence | 2020

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 cm x 90 cm
Image: Courtesy of HdM Gallery

Spread | 2020

Material: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 cm x 90 cm
Image: Courtesy of HdM Gallery

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