Chen Duxi is a Beijing, China-based artist. He was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1983.

Chen mostly demonstrates his works through the concept of “Threads”. He has been long focused on motions of objects and multi-dimensional expression of the time. His works involves Chinese heritage elements of nature and people, but through the hands of a Neo-tradition. Chen draws influences from infinite intimacy with crude state-of-the-nature. He tempts to capture the subtle stability of “Qi” (air; aura), extracts the hidden “Shi” (grandeur; momentum) from the nature, further exploring the intangible source of the crowning touch for his artistic inspiration. For example, when a bird flies, we see the motions of a bird-like shape, but we also experience an internally emotionalized impact. Chen is embodying that intrinsic feeling within. He believes that creations of visualization could open up numerous doors that show us a world beyond conventional perceptions.

Chen graduated from BFA program at Chengdu Academy of Fine Art in 2006, and then graduated from Oil Painting Advanced Course at China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2008.

Some recent major exhibitions include: “Voice of the Spring”, Nouvel Institut Franco Chinois, Lyon, France, 2017; “Two Sides of a Coin”, Gallery 55, Shanghai, China; “Thinking about Not Thinking”, Yishu 8, Beijing, China, 2016; “End of the Fall”, Solo show, Yishu 8, Beijing, China, 2015; “Confronting Anitya: Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art”, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China; The Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2014; “Memorandum”, White Space Beijing, Beijing, China, 2013; “The Time Kept”, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong, China, 2010


Duxi Chen


2008 Graduated from Advanced Study Class of Oil Painting from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
2006 Graduated from Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts


2018 Blissful Land II: Still Waters Run Deep, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, ShanghaiJingting Mountain, Tong Gallery + Projects, Beijing

2017 Rhythms of Spring, Sino-French University Museum of History, LyonNew Stele School 3 Confucianism & Realism, CAFA Museum, Beijing

2016 Two Sides of a Coin, Gallery 55, Shanghai

Between Thinking and No Thinking, Art 8, Site of Sino-French University, Beijing

2015 Praise the Tea, Today Art Museum, Beijing

Lonely Fisherman—Chen Duxi Exhibition, Art 8, Site of Sino-French University, Beijing

Pêcheur Solitaire, Shang 8, Beijing

Inner Clarity, Boxes Art Space, Shenzhen

2014 Confronting Anitya—Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing

Confronting Anitya—Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art, MoMA, Bonn

2013 Memo, White Space, Beijing

2010 Long Quan Bath, Beijing

The Time Being Kept, Art Commune, Hong Kong


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