当代艺术家 古琴演奏家 实验音乐人 策展人
Piji SHEN (Shenzhen, China)
Artist, Experimental Musician, Curator
SHEN was born in a scholar-gentry family in Fujian in 1971. He began to learn Chinese traditional calligraphy, painting and music from his childhood. He entered Fujian Academy of Arts majoring in modern lacquer painting in 1988. Now, he works and lives in Shenzhen since 1993 and has become the well-known domestic bar designer.
As one of the most representative of the avant-garde and contemporary art in Shenzhen in the 1990s till now, he established an indie rock band named "sunflower band" in 1997 and was the vocal and lead guitarist. SHEN was active in China's underground rock and punk circles, and then transferred to the research of pure experimental music and even avant-garde visual art creation and practice. At the same time as an important participant in the process of contemporary art in Shenzhen, SHEN’s artworks including paintings, music, sound, poetry, installations, images, performance art etc. By the combination influences of western thought and Oriental Zen sprit, he merged to form his own artistic language system. He also insists for a long time to improvisational spirit of music in the sound, vision and performance of interactive media to express contemporary art performance. Creative motivation and personal life are closely linked. SHEN’s artworks show his feelings and concern about the rapid development of modern city and thinking and comprehension about nature life. According to this, SHEN has made some contemporary art reproduction. Meanwhile, he curates international art festival.