Growing up with physical disability I tend to contemplate one the limits of human potential. At an early age, it had occurred to me that there is this idea of mind and body. And the two are distinctly different. The nature of the body is fleeting and the nature of the mind subtle. Yet both are victims of impermanence.
My work explores the idea of control and discipline relative to the ethereal human condition. Using myself as a subject I attempt to convey a universal truth which is unbounded by space and time.
Chen grew up in Scarborough Ontario and pursued fine arts at Ontario College of Art and Design. He draws inspiration from both eastern and western philosophies while pursuing an aesthetic of his own. He lives more ascetically to create a certain energy in his art.