The paintings of Chen Xingye reveal his fascination towards apes, creatures that have mirror effect for human beings. The artist uses contemporary expression to describe his imagination for the primeval age as a modern man, but also for the future. The exaggerated muscular body is undoubtedly the totem of primitive power. Is there same connection between the primeval age and present under the illusion of power? “Ape” is just the object of imagination, thus these imagined images reflect our self-examination and the balance between ourselves and present environment, reality and nihility, past and future.
Flow Color ink, toner, fluid acrylic, invisible luminous ink on paper | 427.5×114 cm | 2021
New Erode Colored ink on paper | 113.5 × 252.5 cm | 2020
Hunger: The Sound of the Crowd Color ink, toner on paper | 56 x 76.5 cm | 2021
Blinded Colored ink on paper, toner | 200 x 131cm | 2018
Fear Of Hand Colored ink on paper, toner | 200 x 131cm | 2019
The Depressed Beauty Ink on paper | 101x 67 cm | 2017