• Art is always marginal, or ‘gray’, in the social sphere.

    I have fallen into the gray race; hence I should be a gray artist.

    • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 中間‧右邊 Midde‧Right, 2014
      陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 中間‧右邊 Midde‧Right, 2014
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    • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 對角 Opposite, 2014
      陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 對角 Opposite, 2014
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    • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 左‧右上 Left‧Upper Right, 2014
      陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 左‧右上 Left‧Upper Right, 2014
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  • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 以為居中 Make-believe Center, 2021

    陳文驥 CHEN Wenji

    以為居中 Make-believe Center, 2021 油彩/畫布
    Oil on canvas
    200 x 200 cm
    NT$ 2,380,000
  •  Marginality is a kind of detached thinking attitude. It has no definitive opponents nor standard constraints.

    In this marginal realm, the world can be as big as the universe or as small as an ant's nest.

  • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 時間說 (三聯畫) Time Is (Triptych), 2021

    陳文驥 CHEN Wenji

    時間說 (三聯畫) Time Is (Triptych), 2021 油彩/畫布
    Oil on canvas
    84 x 480 cm, set of 3
    NT$ 4,250,000
  • Gray is delicate, sensitive and weak. It’s in a state of natural transition.

    It is a process of personal experience transcending the earthly world.

    It can be said that gray is more artistic, because it opens up a buffer zone between the clashes of society and human nature.

    In the gray zone, I am more willing to wait and accept.

  • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼 1600mm So 1600mm, 2021

    陳文驥 CHEN Wenji

    那麼 1600mm So 1600mm, 2021 油彩/畫布
    Oil on canvas
    98 x 160 cm
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    • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼/1月 So / January, 2020
      陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼/1月 So / January, 2020
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    • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼/2月 So / February, 2020
      陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼/2月 So / February, 2020
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    • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼/3月 So / March, 2020
      陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼/3月 So / March, 2020
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  • Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei' Installation views of 'CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei'

    Installation views of "CHEN Wenji - ‘21 Exhibition in Taipei"

  • I am passionate about exploring the forms of objects in various environments——

    An image has too many meanings and allusions that can influence our visual discoveries. It is only by visual elements based on forms can we ensure our visual purity. ‘Form’ allows me to enter the realm of reflection.

     

  • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 那麼 1800mm So 1800mm, 2021

    陳文驥 CHEN Wenji

    那麼 1800mm So 1800mm, 2021 油彩/畫布
    Oil on canvas
    105 x 180 cm
    NT$ 1,680,000
  • Images and phenomena, meanings and concepts no longer dominate the construction of my scenes. The attempt to exclude all existing established meanings and concepts is only a response to the doubtfulness caused by my shallow knowledge of the meanings and concepts themselves. It's like a game between knowing and not knowing. Perhaps avoiding the facts is also a smart move. My creative pleasure may very well be built on the in-betweens of right and wrong, of reality and imaginary.

  • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 藍‧對頁 Blue Page to Page, 2020

    陳文驥 CHEN Wenji

    藍‧對頁 Blue Page to Page, 2020 油彩/鋁塑板
    Oil on aluminium composite panel
    100 x 227 cm
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  • In the process of waiting, I receive inspirations. In keeping a distance, I'm able to find myself. The paradoxical interplay of imagination and reality grants me the artistic momentum to discover everything in a perpetual state of imbalance.

  • 陳文驥 CHEN Wenji, 左|右 (粉紅) Left | Right (Pink), 2018

    陳文驥 CHEN Wenji

    左|右 (粉紅) Left | Right (Pink), 2018 油彩/鋁塑板
    Oil on aluminium composite panel
    109.5 x 72 cm
    NT$ 1,280,000
  • I don't want my creations to be a mere relay of knowledge, thus my works also give people a sense of uncertainty. These uncertainties offer the room for thinking, in which lies a possibility, a future. They belong to me, but also to those who take pleasure in thinking.

  • 陳文驥 CHEN WENJI 包括─螢光黃+冷灰 Wrapped - Fluorescent Yellow + Cold Gray , 2021 油彩、壓克力顏料/畫布 Oil and acrylic on canvas, 80...

     

    陳文驥  CHEN WENJI

    包括─螢光黃+冷灰  Wrapped - Fluorescent Yellow + Cold Gray , 2021

    油彩、壓克力顏料/畫布  Oil and acrylic on canvas, 80 x 110 cm

    NT$ 1,150,000

     

  • I don't know how hard I've tried, but I've never stopped, much like breathing. 

    For me, everything can come slowly. 

  •  Born in Shanghai in 1954, CHEN graduated from the Printmaking Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1978. Later he held teaching positions in CAFA’s Printmaking Department (1978-1980), Folk Art Department (1980-1993), and Mural Painting Department (1993-2014) until he retired in 2014. He currently lives and works in Beijing and Yanjiao, Hebei. In 2016, he staged his first exhibition in Taiwan—Chen Wenji: Solo Exhibition in Taipei—at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, where his artistic creations from 2009 to 2016 were on display. And now, he focuses more on the construction of a series of formal vocabulary expressions in this solo exhibition, in which he showcases his powerful visual impact through his continuous purification and refinement of abstract visual vocabularies.