Blue and White...China (?)
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 2015
Hobart Art Prize - Highly Commended
An examination of the beauty of traditional ceramic materials, and of their associated histories and traditions. She has deconstructed them, freeing them from the instrumental requirements of function and decoration to allude to the long, complex history of economic and cultural exchange that is associated with blue and white china. Chen’s work is personal in addressing her own transcultural experience as a Chinese Australian.
Image credit: Jonathan Wherrett