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Jun Chen

North Queensland
oil on canvas
180 x 210 cm
Further information

I did this painting after a trip to Townsville, North Queensland last year. On the top of Castle Mountain you have a good view of the whole city and the Ross River. When I was on top of the mountain, there was a rain shower. The light was shining through the heavy cloud from quite a distance away. I captured this moment to express the mystery of the light. I used lots of grey and dark tones to create a strong contrast within the painting, and because black and grey are my favourite tones.

- Jun Chen

Jun Chen is also represented in this year’s Sulman Prize.