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陳昱凱 Yu-Kai CHEN

1991 Bron in Taipei Taiwan

CHEN often relies on sensuality while creating. He usually works randomly and intuitively, using spontaneous brushstrokes to present his life experiences. Yu-Kai loves outdoor activities, so he often depicts elements from nature. The lighting is a moment that man cannot catch. The massive amount of bushes in the mountains symbolises the powerlessness of humankind. The splashing waves and starfish drawn on the paintings present the awareness of non-human power while surfing. He thinks riding the waves is a gift from the wind and sea. It is incidental but pleasant and exciting. CHEN interwove these elements with his memories, created non-human stories, and opened them for viewers to tell. 


CHEN built a network of interaction with all things on earth through painting and invited viewers to embark on an adventurous journey. Human beings often feel fear and passion when facing the unknown. CHEN manipulated these emotions with aesthetics, arousing viewers’ sense of curiosity and excitement when viewing the works.



2013    Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

Master's Degree in Arts and Design, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan



2020   Kaohsiung Awards, Judges' List Award

2017   Kaohsiung Awards, Excellence Award

2016   Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award, First prize


2015   Heiqiaocun Artist Community B-Space, Beijing China

Solo Exhibition

2023   Terrestrial Planet, ASTAR GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2021   Reborn, ASTAR GALLERY, HTC, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Exhibition

2022   ART TAIPEI, ASTAR GALLERY, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2020   Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2019   Increasing Dimensional Consciousness, O-Bank, Taipei, Taiwan

2019   Citizen Art Shanghai, Marriott Shanghai, Shanghai China

2018   Light Trail, Whitestone Gallery, Zhongxiao Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2017   MayBe비B-Space, CAFA International, Beijing, China

2017   Kaohsiung Awards,Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts,Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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