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Strolling in the Midst of Joyful Blossoms: Oil Paintings by Alice Shen

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Fo Guang Yuan Melbourne Art Gallery

141 Queen Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Opening ceremony: 10 Feb 2018, 1:30PM


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.

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