Artist of the moment…..Li Chen

Li Chen is a wonderful sculptor that was born in Yunlin, Taiwan in the year 1963. Chen’s favorite mediums are clay and bronze. He was trained in the style of creating art dedicated to Buddhist principles and the Buddhist culture.  Chen has enjoyed the process of creation since the age of 7. His work is a mixture of Buddhism and Taoism.

After taking art classes in junior and senior high school the artist joined the military to complete his mandatory two years of service. After this period was over, Li Chen went to work as an apprentice in a well respected sculptor of the human figure named Hsieh Tung-Liang. Below a great example of the loose figurative style used by Tung-Liang.

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Li started showing his own works in 1999.

The goal of Li Chen is to express the Eastern culture and belief system through sculpture.

Price range information: Works range from $50,000 to more than $7.2 million.

In this clip from 2013 we see many works live in an outdoor setting. Its great to see the vastness of the art. The clip is from the BBC. Some other artists are mentioned in the beginning and the Li Chen segment is included around 35 second mark:

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