YU CHEN 余陈
Absolutely love the portraits of these " Red Babies" from contemporary artist, Yu Chen . She focuses on these baby portraits depicting them with affection but also with a critical distance on the roles they are given in today's Chinese society. As one of the few female artists in a largely male dominated art scene in China, she deals with social issues that are culturally and politically charged. She was born in Guizhou Province, China in 1963, and is the oldest child of the artistically talented Chen family, which also includes younger brothers Chen Yu and Chen Li. She graduated from the Guizhou Art Institute in 1981 and from the Engraving Department of the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing.