Chen Zhixian

"There is something strongly and spontaneously filmic about Chen Zhixian’s visual writing and direct 'snap-shooting' style. The un-cropped pictures by Chen Zhixian presented here — or less than three a year on the average — are culled from tens of thousands of frames in various formats. They constitute an extraordinary and vivid documentation of China’s recent transformation into a major economic and cultural powerhouse. They also illustrate how photography remains such a relevant and powerful tool in the observation and understanding of history. Especially when recorded with great passion."    
                                                                                                                                    — Robert Pledge


The Square


Medium:  Pigment Print
Dimensions: (1) 60×90cm (2) 90×135cm
Editions:  (1) 10 (2) 6



Artist's Bio

Chen Zhixian (b. 1954, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China)

Chen is currently living in Shanghai. 

Solo Exhibitions
2016 "The Square 1985-2016", China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2016 "The Square 1985-2016", Inter Art Center & Gallery, Beijing

Publications and Awards:                                                                                                2016 Chen Zhixian won the Outstanding Photographer Award, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China