I am very interested in calligraphy and poetry, from which I find ongoing inspiration. The swift, powerful, and highly rhythmic brush strokes of calligraphy provide technique and expressiveness, whereas poetry helps with conception and gives spirit with its impressionism, lyricism and emphasis on atmosphere. Over the past 15 years, I have developed a special interest in figure and landscape, and try to convey the connection and interaction of people with nature in my works. I am currently exploring the combination of Asian ink painting and Western oil through the use of an ancient technique of Po Mo (splash ink), together with water soluble oil figure painting. This combination enables me to express with boldness and spontaneity, create rhythmic vitality, as well as challenging myself with realism of human face and figure.
Huan Chen’s work can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/huanchenart/