PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
Chen Ke

Chen Ke

born in 1978 in Tongjiang (China)

"My characters are somewhat sad, isolated and powerless and this is exactly how I feel sometimes. My art is as real as my spirit." CK
Chen Ke is considered as the most representative artist of the New Generation of artists of China. Her melancholic paintings, expressing the loneliness of growing up an only child, show digital images made of bright and colorful light coming from her kaleidoscopic and dazzling imagination.
Born 1978 in Tonjiang, Chinese Sichuan Province, Chen Ke graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts where artists were given many opportunities to explore their emotions and instincts. This free environment, next to cartoons, fables and comic books helped her to build her identity as an artist. Among the main group exhibitions there are “Over the Wall” (2016) at Beijing’s Tang Contemporary Art, “Chinese whispers” (2016) at Bern’s Kunstmuseum, “Spring” (2015) at Beijing’s Red Gate Gallery, “Face”(2012)  at Shanghai’s Minsheng Art Museum “Daybreak” (2011) at South Korean’s Arario Gallery and “Rendez Vous” (2008) at Beijing’s Marella Gallery. She currently lives and works in Beijing.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2008       
Personal war, Star Gallery, Beijing, CN

2007       
With You, I Will Never Feel Lonely, Star Gallery, Beijing, China and Marella Gallery, Milan, IT


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2017
Within Sight: Chinese new painting at post financial crisis era, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, TH

2016
Chinese Whispers, Kunstmuseum, Bern, CH

2009
Weaving a Chinese Dream- Chinese Elements in new generation art, Star Gallery, Beijing, CN

2008
Rendez Vous, Marella Gallery, Beijing, CN
China- Facing Reality,National Art Museum of China, Beijing, CN
Beyond Cartoon-Asian Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, CN
Couples in contemporary art, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, CN
Free Zone China, BSI Art Collection, Lugano, CH

2007
Chen Ke, Wei Jia, Li Jikai, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, US
Your View, My Story- Chinese Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
Floating- New Generation of Art in China, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR
Nuclear Transformation- New Paintings from China, Marella Gallery, Milan, IT
Generation Sweet and Sour- Chinese Contemporary Art, Mannheimer Kunstverein, DE

2006
Beyond Dimension, Square Gallery, Nanjing, China
Women in a Society of Double-Sexuality, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, TD
Fancy Dream, Marella Gallery, Beijing, CN
The Originals: New Aesthetics of Animation, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, CN

2005
Archaeology of the Future- the Second Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing, CN
2nd Chengdu Biennial Landscapes: the ”Century” and the “Paradise”, Chengdu, CN
Fan Shou Wei Yun, Fu Shou Wei Yu, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ts1 Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, CN
The Sky of Bad Children: Young People Born after 70s, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Star Gallery, Beijing, CN

2002

Floating Dreams, Photographic and Video Art from China’s Southwest, Hong Kong Art Commune, CN

2001

Inaugural Chengdu Biennial for Art Academy Students, Chengdu, CN

Chen Ke - Moonlight
Moonlight
2014
Acrylic on canvas
Cm 100 x 70
Chen Ke - Moonlight
2014 - Acrylic on canvas - Cm 100 x 70
Chen Ke - Dense forest
Dense forest
2014
Oil on canvas
Cm 130 x 100
Chen Ke - Dense forest
2014 - Oil on canvas - Cm 130 x 100
Chen Ke - Vela
Vela
2014
Oil on canvas
Cm 30 x 25
Chen Ke - Vela
2014 - Oil on canvas - Cm 30 x 25
Chen Ke - White Night
White Night
2014
Oil on canvas
Cm 100 x 100
Chen Ke - White Night
2014 - Oil on canvas - Cm 100 x 100
Chen Ke - Happy New Year
Happy New Year
2009
Oil on canvas
Cm 200 x 200
Chen Ke - Happy New Year
2009 - Oil on canvas - Cm 200 x 200
Chen Ke - Shouting Star. Finally we have to lie on the ground
Shouting Star. Finally we have to lie on the ground
2009
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 150
Chen Ke - Shouting Star. Finally we have to lie on the ground
2009 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 150
Chen Ke - Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
2009
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Happy Birthday
2009 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Fireworks
Fireworks
2008
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 150
Chen Ke - Fireworks
2008 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 150
Chen Ke - Falling Star
Falling Star
2008
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 150
Chen Ke - Falling Star
2008 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 150
Chen Ke - Until the end of the world
Until the end of the world
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - Until the end of the world
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - Cupboard
Cupboard
2007
Mixed media
Cm 152 x 90 x 50
Chen Ke - Cupboard
2007 - Mixed media - Cm 152 x 90 x 50
Chen Ke - Bed
Bed
2007
Mixed media
Cm 176 x 76 x 90
Chen Ke - Bed
2007 - Mixed media - Cm 176 x 76 x 90
Chen Ke - Trunk
Trunk
2007
Mixed media
Cm 65 x 45 x 27
Chen Ke - Trunk
2007 - Mixed media - Cm 65 x 45 x 27
Chen Ke - Sewing machine
Sewing machine
2007
Mixed media
Cm 92 x 100 x 43
Chen Ke - Sewing machine
2007 - Mixed media - Cm 92 x 100 x 43
Chen Ke - Metorite
Metorite
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - Metorite
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - Until the end of the world
Until the end of the world
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Until the end of the world
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Merry Xmas
Merry Xmas
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Merry Xmas
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - The daughter of the sea
The daughter of the sea
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - The daughter of the sea
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Waiting for the blossom time
Waiting for the blossom time
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - Waiting for the blossom time
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - Late gift
Late gift
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Late gift
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Coming storm
Coming storm
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Coming storm
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Forest of ideograms
Forest of ideograms
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Forest of ideograms
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Lost cat
Lost cat
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Lost cat
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Ofelia
Ofelia
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Ofelia
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 50
Chen Ke - Batman
Batman
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 130 x 100
Chen Ke - Batman
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 130 x 100
Chen Ke - Fog
Fog
2007
Oil on canvas
Cm 100 x 20
Chen Ke - Fog
2007 - Oil on canvas - Cm 100 x 20
Chen Ke - More and more high
More and more high
2006
Oil on canvas
Cm 195 x 250
Chen Ke - More and more high
2006 - Oil on canvas - Cm 195 x 250
Chen Ke - Sensitive nerve
Sensitive nerve
2006
Oil on canvas
Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - Sensitive nerve
2006 - Oil on canvas - Cm 160 x 160
Chen Ke - The Doll
The Doll's family
2006
Fiberglass
Cm 23 x 17 x 13
Chen Ke - The Doll's family
2006 - Fiberglass - Cm 23 x 17 x 13
Chen Ke - Tea Pot
Tea Pot

Oil on canvas
Cm 50 x 40
Chen Ke - Tea Pot
Oil on canvas - Cm 50 x 40