Strolling in the Midst of Joyful Blossoms: An Exhibition of Oil Painting by Alice Shen

Yi Pei Loh | 23-Jan-2018
This solo exhibition by Alice Shen presents her oil paintings of colourful flowers and gorgeous people at the Melbourne Cup. Inspired by the beauty of sunny Australia and the beautiful scenery of rare flowers, Shen expresses nature with brilliant and vibrant colours. She also depicts the colourful and glamorous costumes of those attending the Melbourne Cup held in spring every year. She thus celebrates the good life, the enjoyment of festivities and relaxation.
Venue: Fo Guang Yuan Melbourne Art Gallery
Address: 141, Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Date: 10/2/2018 - 6/4/2018; Opening Ceremony: 10/2/2018, 13:30
Time: Monday-Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Ticket: Free
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Painting by Alice Shen. Jacarandas, oil paint on canvas, 80 x 110 cm.
Alice Shen (b.1985, from Zhejiang province, China), received her bachelor degree from the Fine Arts College of the Shanghai Normal University, China and completed her Master of Fine Art at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in Australia. Chinese master artist in oil painting, Chen Danqing once commented about Alice Shen, "she is as naïve as Vincent van Gogh. She completely immerses into her own world when she paints. She uses colours to interpret the pureness and authenticity that captured in her eyes. " She claimed that it is a mere happiness had one could give full play to his or her own interest.

This solo exhibition features colourful flowers and gorgeous people at the Melbourne Cup. Shen is inspired by the beauty of sunny Australia, the beautiful scenery of rare flowers and blossoms as well the good life and creativity that is celebrated in art.

Immersed in nature, the artist has transformed her fascination with flowers into brilliant and vibrant colours, which become a means of self-expression - her joy and happiness.The series of vivid scenes of trees with purple blossoms scattered on the ground create a fairytale "“like landscape while at the same time evocative of the tree Jacarandas.

Shen expresses the vibrant colours of the Australian sun in nature. She also depicts the colourful and glamorous costumes of those attending the Melbourne Cup held in spring every year. She thus celebrates the good life, the enjoyment of festivities and relaxation.

Thus in contemplating and resonating with the works in the exhibition we share the joy of strolling in the midst of blossoms with the artist.

Exhibition experience:

2017 West meet East: Alice Shen Solo Exhibition, Sydney Opera House, Australia

2017 Blossom on the Sea: a Joint Exhibition by Alice Shen and Lan Lu, Yunjian Art Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center, China

2016 Flowers and Beautiful: a Joint Exhibition by Alice Shen and Lisa Lu in Melbourne, Gallery of Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne, Australia

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