Chen Peng

Region: MFA Annual

Website: http://www.chenpengstudio.com

City / State: Cambridge, MA


Traveling between the US and Taiwan for the past eight years, I find myself constantly struggling to define where home is and who I am. In my recent body of work, I take inventory of my life. I pick objects that I’m particularly fond of and paint them from life. Through the act of looking and painting, I reconstruct the connection between the objects and myself and implant my own character and narrative in them. I approach each painting as a journey of self-reflection and exploration. Under the facade of various styles and light-hearted images, each painting reveals pieces of personal memories, wishes, or fantasies.