Kun-Feng Chen
Artist Statement

Artist CHEN Kun-Feng takes the images of daily life records as the basis of creation. He integrates digital techniques into traditional painting. Images are dismantled, reassembled, and reconstructed. He tries to explain the fragments of life and memory in another way. The work Crossing Boundary II presents the artist’s passion for aircrafts. The flaps of the airplane appearing in the image are an important symbol for flight. CHEN Kun-Feng develops the concept of terminal through the flight. “Terminal” is the exclusive place for travelers and represents the beginning of a journey to an unknown field or the end of a journey. The overall atmosphere of this work presents the mental condition of the journey experience. CHEN Kun-Feng’s creation covers digital image, nostalgic photograph, and painting. He applies single hue processing to usually seen images in life and decorates with special white light for turning the common memories taken for granted by Taiwanese people into a unique and new urban landscape.

2002 Long Island University, Interactive Multimedia Art, M.A, NY, USA
2000 New York University, M.A, NY, USA
1995 National Institute of the Arts, B.F.A, Taipei, Taiwan

Artist Web Site
Exhibition History at Gallery 456
Works & History
2009Art on Balcony, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan
2008End of The Traveling, Hong-Gah museum, Taipei, Taiwan
“Art in Dojima”, OSAKA, Japan
“ 20 Years”, National Tsing Hua University Arts Center, Hsinchu
2007“Dare to Art-The Genealogy of TUNA Fine Arts College”, KdMoFA, TNUA, Taipei
“Youth Hope”, Dynasty Art Gallery, Taipei
“A Runaway Zero:Taiwan Emerging Artists”, CANS Bookshop, Shanghai
“A Runaway Zero:Taiwan Two Persons Show”, Dynasty Art Gallery, Taipei
“The Eighth Years Anniversary of Paint House ”, Paint House, Tainan
“The Element of Representation”, Chao Yang University, Taichung
“Open Studio – Landscapes”, Safulak Art Village, Hsinchu
2006KdMoFA, TNUA, Taipei, Taiwan
National Tsing Hua University Arts Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan
“A World of My Own-Group Exhibition of Contemporary Painting”, ARTHIS, Taichung
“Art Taipei 2006”, Huashan Art District, Taipei
20042004    “The Seed without Germ” National Tsing Hua University Arts Center, Hsinchu
“The Flaneurs”, Hong-Gah museum, Taipei
        “Scylla and Charybdis in Love: The Challenges Facing Contemporary
Taiwanese Artists”, Gwangju Art Museum, Korea
“Depth of Surface”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei
“ID Space”, MingShin Art Center, Hsinchu
“Po-Ding Exhibition”, Chao Yang University, Taichung
2003Tamsui Center of Art and Culture, Taipei, Taiwan
“Full of Twists and Turns”, PaintHouse, Tainan
2002"Purity", Gallery 456, New York, US
Gallery of Amerasia Bank, New York, US
Tainan Biennial, Tainan City Arts Center, Taiwan
2000 “ The 27th Taipei Annual Arts Competition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum
“Summer Showcase”, Limner Gallery, New York, USA
“ Exhibition of New Perspective Art Taiwan”, Tai Chung Sea Port Art Center, Tai Chung
“ M.A. thesis exhibition”, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, USA