Skip to content

Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information, including hours

Help us improve our prizes database. Contact us if you have more information.

Zhong Chen

Kung fu
oil on linen
133 x 133 cm
Further information

My painting Kung fu reflects my cultural identity as a Chinese-Australian artist and comes from a series. The painting is influenced by traditional Chinese folk-art prints, paper cuts and traditional Chinese ink-brush painting. As I was growing up in China, kung-fu was very much an influence and I would practise it every day. It was also a cultural influence as I was immersed in watching many Hong Kong kung-fu movies. These movies were my cultural escape from real life. This work comes from a series of kung-fu paintings that explore my trans-cultural identity.

- Zhong Chen