Hometown: Changhua, Taiwan
Lives and Works: Changhua, Taiwan
Murphy (CHIH-HUNG) Chen, a contemporary art photographer who focuses on landscape and nature, rather than the documentary approach has positioned himself in the aesthetic field and explores the relationship with nature through subjectivity. Recognized as Taiwan’s first photographer to manipulate images through XYZ axis his images appear as if they were created in one shot. Obsessed with resolution and detail he conjures astounding images of nature to generate the experience of the realistic confrontation with nature when audiences view his works. His emphasis on the process of physical hardship of reaching remote locations in nature with his vast and heavy photography equipment has provoked the contemplation of “advancement”, the ideology in Chen’s mind, is excelling as a person and as a photographer. Mentality was triggered through witnessing the power of nature either through climbing the highest peak, immersing in the sea and observing the surface of the ocean. Taiwan’s nature is his current focus and its positive implications are what he hopes audiences can withdraw when they are exposed to his works. Known for works such as: <Advancement 2011> < Ocean Encounters 2012 > <Glisten 2014>
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