PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY
He Sen

He Sen

born in 1968 in Kaiyuan (China)

"He Sen's talent for creating a work is trained and matured, and his ability to give the viewer a fresh impression of life in contemporary China is astounding." Nicky Combs
For more than a decade he has created provocative and large-scale works that portray youth struggling in China’s fast-changing modern society. These blurred photorealistic images - women smoking in their homes, young people in seductive underwear and poses - explore how China’s youths were seduced by the growing influences of westernisation and globalisation, as well as the artist’s pessimistic outlook on this generation. More recently He Sen has turned to reinventing classical Chinese landscape paintings, replacing his figures with symbols as bamboo and pine.
Born 1968 in  Kaiyuan, in Chinese Yunnan province, He Sen graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts and currently lives and works in Beijing. He started to exhibit in the early 90s mostly in China. From 2003 on he started to exhibit in solo shows like “women’s Portraits” (2000) at Beijing’s Red Gate Gallery,  “Out of the Red” (2003) at Milan’s Primo Marella Gallery, “Come Together” (2008) at the Tilton Gallery of New York and “Pure Views” (2013) at Japanese Fukuoka Museum.

Education

1989 Graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Dept. of Art Education

                       

Solo exhibitions (selected)

 

2017

Journey to the East, Longmen Art Projects, Shanghai, CN

 

2014

Return at Dusk, Enlightenement at Dawn- He Sen , Longmen Art Projects, Shanghai

 

2012

Conversing with the Moon, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CN

 

2010

Scene illusry, Marella Art Contemporary, Milan, IT

 

2009

Best Print Collection of He Sen, A Story Gallery, Busan, KR

Painting, Art Now Gallery, Beijing, CN

 

2008

Come Together, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, US

Do You Have Time Tonight, Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen, DE

 

2007

Now and Then, Art Now Gallery, Beijing, CN

 

2004

Shadow Shaped, Art Now Gallery, Beijing, CN

 

2003

Girl . Toy . Smoke, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, CN

He Sen Solo Exhibition, Marella Art Contemporary, Milan, IT

 

2002

He Sen Solo Exhibition, Piltzer Gallery, Paris, FR

 

2001

Scene, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, CN

 

2000

Women's Portraits, Red Gate Gallery, Pechino, CN

 

1992

Fist Exhibition, Chongqing, CN

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

 

2015

Secret Signs, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE

 

2013

Pure Views,Fukuoka Museum, JP
Timeless Contemporary- Recent Works by YE Yongqing, LI Lei, GAO Huijun, HE Sen, YU Jie, LIN Hairong, and LUO Dan , Longmen Art Projects, Shanghai

 

2011

Expression of Chinese Contemporary Art, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CN

Pure Views, Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, CN

 

2010

Cina. Rinascita Contemporanea – Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT

The Second Reality, Meridian International Center, Washington,US

The Outsiders, Marella Gallery, Milan, IT

Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, IT

 

2008

Rendez-Vous, Marella Gallery, Beijing, CN

Today’s China, Belvue Museum, Bruxelles, BE

 

2007

Made in China-Contemporary Chinese Art, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, DK

 

2006

Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, CN

 

2004

New Perspectives in Chinese Painting, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

 

2003

Out of the Red - China Art Now, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

He Sen - A lonely boat of autumn river
A lonely boat of autumn river
2018
Oil on canvas
200 X 250
He Sen - A lonely boat of autumn river
2018 - Oil on canvas - 200 X 250
He Sen - Look at moon under the pine
Look at moon under the pine
2018
Oil on canvas
120 x 150
He Sen - Look at moon under the pine
2018 - Oil on canvas - 120 x 150
He Sen - The Distance of River 大河的远方
The Distance of River 大河的远方
2017
Oil on canvas
150 x 130 Cm
He Sen - The Distance of River 大河的远方
2017 - Oil on canvas - 150 x 130 Cm
He Sen - Go Through the Mountain
Go Through the Mountain
2016
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 120
He Sen - Go Through the Mountain
2016 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 120
He Sen - Meditation of Pond Side 池畔静思
Meditation of Pond Side 池畔静思
2014
Oil on canvas
200 x 250 Cm
He Sen - Meditation of Pond Side 池畔静思
2014 - Oil on canvas - 200 x 250 Cm
He Sen - The Autumn Wind in the Hollow 空谷中的秋风
The Autumn Wind in the Hollow 空谷中的秋风
2014
Oil on canvas
200 x 250 Cm
He Sen - The Autumn Wind in the Hollow 空谷中的秋风
2014 - Oil on canvas - 200 x 250 Cm
He Sen - The stream away
The stream away
2014
Oil on canvas
150 x 150
He Sen - The stream away
2014 - Oil on canvas - 150 x 150
He Sen - Stream and tweedle; Playing a zither by a stream
Stream and tweedle; Playing a zither by a stream
2014
Oil on canvas
150 x 150
He Sen - Stream and tweedle; Playing a zither by a stream
2014 - Oil on canvas - 150 x 150
He Sen - Peony paintedy by Chen Chun
Peony paintedy by Chen Chun
2013
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Peony paintedy by Chen Chun
2013 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Overfall and Silence
Overfall and Silence
2013
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Overfall and Silence
2013 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Few Inky Bamboo
Few Inky Bamboo
2013
Oil on canvas
Cm 45 x 40
He Sen - Few Inky Bamboo
2013 - Oil on canvas - Cm 45 x 40
He Sen - Blue Inky Bamboo
Blue Inky Bamboo
2013
Oil on canvas
Cm 45 x 40
He Sen - Blue Inky Bamboo
2013 - Oil on canvas - Cm 45 x 40
He Sen - Across the Twilight bridge
Across the Twilight bridge
2013
Oil on canvas
Cm 120 x 137
He Sen - Across the Twilight bridge
2013 - Oil on canvas - Cm 120 x 137
He Sen - Untitled
Untitled
2012
Oil on canvas
Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Untitled
2012 - Oil on canvas - Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Untitled
Untitled
2012
Oil and mixed media on canvas
Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Untitled
2012 - Oil and mixed media on canvas - Cm 150 x 150
He Sen - Xu Wei Twelve parts in Splash-ink no.4 (diptych)
Xu Wei Twelve parts in Splash-ink no.4 (diptych)
2011
Mixed media on canvas
Cm 250 x 400
He Sen - Xu Wei Twelve parts in Splash-ink no.4 (diptych)
2011 - Mixed media on canvas - Cm 250 x 400
He Sen - Xu Wei. Playing Boy
Xu Wei. Playing Boy
2011
Mixed media on canvas
He Sen - Xu Wei. Playing Boy
2011 - Mixed media on canvas
He Sen - Xu Wei No. 2 of landscape and figure series
Xu Wei No. 2 of landscape and figure series
2011
Oil and mixed media on canvas
Cm 250 x 400 (diptych)
He Sen - Xu Wei No. 2 of landscape and figure series
2011 - Oil and mixed media on canvas - Cm 250 x 400 (diptych)
He Sen - Flying cigarette and tilted wine
Flying cigarette and tilted wine
2011
Oil on canvas
Cm 250 x 200
He Sen - Flying cigarette and tilted wine
2011 - Oil on canvas - Cm 250 x 200
He Sen - Alone
Alone
2010
Oil on canvas
Cm 120 x 150
He Sen - Alone
2010 - Oil on canvas - Cm 120 x 150
He Sen - The world of Taiji No. 1 (set of 10)
The world of Taiji No. 1 (set of 10)
2009
Mixed media
Variable Dimensions
He Sen - The world of Taiji No. 1 (set of 10)
2009 - Mixed media - Variable Dimensions
He Sen - The world of Taiji No. 2 (set of 10)
The world of Taiji No. 2 (set of 10)
2009
Mixed media
Variable Dimensions
He Sen - The world of Taiji No. 2 (set of 10)
2009 - Mixed media - Variable Dimensions