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Stanley Chen

Trinity Grammar School

Artwork title
‘1-46’ Guang Zhou dreaming
HSC year
2015
ARTEXPRESS year
2016
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

My multiple watercolour panels are a reflection of my love of food and home. The shared family meal helps to wash away and forget the busy day – a chance to enjoy. These paintings, a reflection of contemporary Chinese society (family structure, a crowded space, globalisation) also highlight a shared human journey. I practised figure drawing and took photos of Chinese people at meal times. My long-standing love of the watercolour medium pays homage to the Chinese artists whose delicate washes built a beautiful ‘visual’ for the nation. The shared family meal is universal – a symbol of a caring future.

Influencing artists:
Imants Tillers