About Sean Chen
Sean Chen was born in ZheJiang and studied art across China from 1979. He participated in 85 New Space Art Exhibition, Zhejiang State Exhibition and China National Art Exhibition several times. In 1986 Sean studied in Australia and then migrated to New Zealand in 1988, where he obtained his degree of Visual Arts from the Fine Arts School, University of Auckland. From 1992 to 1998, Sean travelled broadly around the world to over 40 countries, visiting many famous galleries and museums as well as presenting and participating in various seminars at a number of distinguished art institutes and universities. Sean now lives in New Zealand and is profoundly impressed by New Zealand’s beautiful landscape.
Sean Chen is an Expressionist painter, whose painting style takes and combines the elements of Expressionism with explorations of brush strokes, colours and tones. He merges Eastern and Western elements in his art creations with particular emphasis on the multicultural aspects of New Zealand. His works have been widely collected and appreciated by the Western art societies and critics.
Sean Chen is one of the very few Chinese artists living in New Zealand celebrated by the mainstream art galleries, where his numerous solo exhibitions have been held. He is also one of the few New Zealand artists to hold exhibitions in America, Britain, China and Australia. His paintings have been collected by the local Parliament House, the Governor-General House, a number of well-known corporations as well as overseas art collectors. As a contemporary Expressionist artist, his works have been included in New Zealand art history and school textbooks, besides several paintings albums and poem books published.