Jim seems to keep exploring something new, something unknown and something of his own and will never stop. People may feel confused about what he is doing but he just goes straight on. They wonder if Jim is involved in too many types and styles of art he may not be able to develop his own style much further. However, courageous and challenging, Jim is never satisfied with the present. His endless pursuit of art demonstrates the philosophical concepts of life quality as well as life experience.
Jim Chen is a Chinese-Australian artist from Sydney. He is well-known in China for his work, regularly exhibiting in art and publishing sought-after books.
He started his career in a remote part of north-eastern China as part of the renowned Chinese art movement known as the Great Northern Wilderness Etching Group. During this period his prints show how he became attuned to the natural environment.
When he returned to his home city of Ningbo he branched out into painting and drawing, becoming well-known for his oil paintings, drawings and cartoons in the city’s daily newspaper.
In Australia, he has built on his artistic foundations from his early career by exploring remote and not so remote places throughout this continent.
His paintings and photographs are windows that highlight the beauty in scenes often ignored. The viewer can look back through this window and understand how a perceptive eye bonds with this country and unites different cultures.
“Unseen Australia” was published in Australia, 2010.
"The Artistic Beauties of Landscape Photography" was published in China, 2014.
"The Artistic Landscape Photography" was published in Taiwan, 2014.
"The Landscape through Artist's Lens" (photography techniques) Taiwan, 2016
"Phrase of the Sunny House" (essays) Australia, 2016
Over 200 paintings, illustrations and 500+ of articles were published in different publications
Winner of the "Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize" in Australia in 2012.
He has been recognised in the book of “Chinese Artists in the Modern Age” (published in 1992. Shanghai).
Twice Bronze Awards winner of:
International LOUPE Awards 2012 (photographs titled Blue Mountains Sky" and "At the Cable Beach").
The Finalist of:
2nd C.P.N.O. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY (2010-Macau) ("Blue Mountains sky").
Australian Digital Photography Awards 2010 ("The Coming Rain").
German International DVF-Photocup 2014 (Deutscher Verband fur Fotografie e.V.) GIP2014 (three photographs).
Cheltenham International Salon of Photography 2014 (UK).
"Jim Chen Solo Art Exhibition" was held at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Sydney, Australia from 8/9 - 18/9 2016. Exhibited 42 pieces of paintings and 16 pieces of photographs.
"The Beauty of Stillness" solo photo exhibition was held at Artshine Gallery in Sydney, Australia from 8/5 - 28/5 2017.