Taiwan / Male
Chen, Hsia-Jie? ~ 2012
1987 Medal of Fine Arts Promotion, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan)1988 Medal of Art Cobntribution, Tainan City Government1988 Gold Medal, Premier Solo Exhibition at National History Museum
Chen was with en elegant and modest appearance, but he remained no preservation on the outlook of his creation. What of his persistence and adherence to art is like what of his nature. At age of twenty-two, he gave himself the name, Yin-Jie Chen, to participate the sculpture competition in order to differentiate his name from his brother, Hia-Yu Chen who had been the famous sculptor. Based upon his own skills, his relief statue entitled Statue of Female Head” and “National Father” were selected. From then on, he won renown in sculpture filed in Taiwan. Chen was also the first member to be free from investigation of being delegated as the judge of provincial judge members. Due to his distinguished personal styles and his innovative way of being, he advanced the trend of sculpture art in southern Taiwan and which had a great influence on later generation.“Sculpture takes major part of my life,” Chen told that he always worked overtime, from getting up in the morning and took rest till eight or nine clock in the evening. “What I pursue is a way that is purely toward art. I do not claim too much and my pursuit is to reach a higher status of truth, perfection and beauty.” Even Chen had won his reputation, he remained energetic and devoted to his creation day by day. His paragon was highly praised among all of his apprentices.