Chiu-Jhin Tina Chen
Artist Statement

Chen’s painting presents itself with joyful atmosphere. The image reminisced a magnificent visual feast with beautiful and delicious desserts accompanied by fine lace tablecloth. With the use of visual ambiguity mixed with humor, these foods contain hidden messages of human desires, while going back and forth between the unspoken words, and playing games of physiological super-ego and ego.

The mouthwatering desserts provoke reveries, while also fulfilling the viewer’s illusions and desires to be demanded of, and allowing the spirit to wander between “Food” (desire) and “Desire” (control). This is human’s nature of “eating and mating” at its peak. One should note that Chen’s celebration is not just a feast of desserts! To convey the collection of feelings, Chen uses delicate brushworks to create images of ingenuity, unexpected combination of colors, shapes and harmonies with many hidden surprises.

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
Works & History
Selected Exhibitions
Plentiful life in Macao , Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao, Macau
Utopian Garden , Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Food Paradise , Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY, USA
When Dessert Meets Desire , Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
Happy Life , Amerasia Bank Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Eye Candy , Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Dessert and Desire , Howard Salon, Taipei, Taiwan
The Pennsylvania State University: Ritenour Hall, USA.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Life/Art/Life , Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice, Italy