Chen Man  (Chinese, 1980) 

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Chen Man (Chinese, b.1980) is a photographer who graduated with a BA from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2005. She is regarded as a premiere fashion photographer in her native China, and all over the world, due to her use of staging and extensive postproduction finishing, all of which she does herself. She is famous for using 3-D rendering in her finished photos using a program called 3D Max. In addition, she often adds colors and textures that were not in the original picture using photo finishing software, such as Photoshop, to achieve a look that she describes as "Chinese essence, Western method," or a mixture of "mainstream and alternative" looks.

Chen first became famous for her unique style in 2003, while she was still a student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. She photographed a series of covers for Vision, a design and art magazine based in China. With these covers, she helped usher in a new generation of artists who wished to combine old Chinese sensibilities with modern techniques to create art. Since that initial foray into magazines, she has gone on to have her pictures featured in other publications such as Vogue China, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Madam Figaro, Preference, Nylon, Unlimited, and Esquire. She has also done print advertising campaigns for several international companies, such as Adidas and Motorola.

Chen’s work has been featured in a number of galleries and museums across the globe, including the China Design exhibition in 2008 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where one of her pictures was used to publicize the special exhibit. She has also had her largest photos on display at the Hotel Royal Monceau in Paris in an exhibit called Demolition Party. Her work has been on display at Fabien Fryns Fine Art gallery in Los Angeles, Hai Gallery in London, Gallery Joyart in Beijing, Galerie Loft in Paris, OOIBOTOS Gallery in Hong Kong, Galerie Maeght in Paris, and Today Arts Museum in Beijing. She showed her pride in China with her series Long Live Motherland China. Chen currently lives and works in Beijing.

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Chen Man, Untitled

 

Chen Man
Untitled
Galerie LOFT
Chen Man, Wanbaobao

 

Chen Man
Wanbaobao
2000

Galerie LOFT
Chen Man, Wave 1

 

Chen Man
Wave 1
2008

Fabien Fryns Fine Art
Chen Man, Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges

 

Chen Man
Young Pioneer with the Three Gorges
Christophe Guye Galerie
Chen Man, Young Pioneer and CCTV

 

Chen Man
Young Pioneer and CCTV
2008

Christophe Guye Galerie
Chen Man, Red Beauty, Wave 2

 

Chen Man
Red Beauty, Wave 2
2008

Christophe Guye Galerie
Chen Man, Red Beauty, Peach Flower 1

 

Chen Man
Red Beauty, Peach Flower 1
2008

Fabien Fryns Fine Art
Chen Man, Red Beauty, Peach Flower 2

 

Chen Man
Red Beauty, Peach Flower 2
2008

Fabien Fryns Fine Art
Chen Man, Chenman vs. Bulle

 

Chen Man
Chenman vs. Bulle
2007

Galerie LOFT
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Chen Man, Long Live the Motherland, Shanghai 2

 

Chen Man
Long Live the Motherland, Shanghai 2, 2010
color photograph

 

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Chen Man, Funky Great Wall - 10B

 

Chen Man
Funky Great Wall - 10B, 2007
color c-print

 

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Chen Man, Preference

 

Chen Man
Preference, 2005
photographs, chromogenic print (c-print)

 

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1980   Born in Beijing, China
2005   BA, Photography & Media Studio, Central Academy of Fine Arts.
  Works in Beijing
2012   I-D Soul - Enjoy Museum of Art, Beijing
2011   Elan, Today Arts Museum, Beijing, China (solo)
Chen Man Vision Arts Exhibition - Museum of Contemporary Arts, Shanghai
2010   Red Beauty, Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Los Angeles (solo)
Unbearable Beauty, OOIBOTOS gallery, Hong Kong, China (solo)
2009   Armory Show, New York, NY
Models, Mermaids and Medusa, Hai gallery, London
2008   Couleurs sur corps, Jardins du Trocadéro, Paris, France
Red beauty, Galerie Maeght, Paris, France (solo)
Chen Man Portraits, Galerie Loft, Paris, France (solo)
China design, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Chen Man and Dawei, Gallery When, Shenzhen, China
Chen Man, Gallery Joyart, Beijing, China (solo)
2007   Salon National d’art contemporain, Espace Cardin, Paris, France
Force of Love, Nike Space, Beijing, China
2006   Short and Experimental Films, Walker Art Center, US
Get It Louder, China
2005   Fashion and Style in Photography, Moscow, Russia
Get It Louder, China
2004   Beijing-Dezoned-Paris, Le Cube, Issy les Moulineaux, France
Out the Window-Spaces of Distraction, Tokyo, Japan
The Designed in France, Made in China Paul Ricard, Paris, France
Short is More-Emotions Capalbio International Short Film Festival Awards
2002   Tokyo out Window, Tokyo, Japan
2001   Macromedia Wwwhat? Web can be flash awards