Chen Haiyan 陳海燕 (b. 1955)
Whether paintings or woodcuts, style and medium fuse seamlessly in the expression of Chen Haiyan’s subject matter. This consists of narratives from her dream diaries illustrated with an unparalleled emotional directness, fusing traditional elite aesthetics with a robust vernacular quality.
"All this pent-up energy emanating from within. I am striving to express my deep personal thoughts, then shift them to a different temporal space."
"I have a lot of dream diaries, dating all the way back to 1981. They're a constant source of creative inspiration."