Kuei-Yen Chen (b.1981) is a prominent artist in Taiwan, known for his thick figurative paintings that explore the sentimental state of contemporary people. Prior to 2005, Chen spent 13 years resident and creating in Canada and received BFA degree from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and MFA degree from Tainan National University of Arts. His works have been exhibition more than 30 group exhibitions and 11 solo exhibitions. In 2011, he won the entry award for both “The Ninth Annual Taoyuan Creation Award” and “2011 Exhibition of Newly Emerging Artist in Taiwan-2D Creation Series Award”. Since 2010 his “Forest” series have deal with the subject of human emotions bonding with the state of nature. His unique thick pigment-relief painting style challenges the plainness of painting, which he uses paints to create physicality and impression of touch that associates with the state of human emotions. His paintings deliver the sense of uncertainty transforming painted subjects to become dreamy poetic scenarios; a lonely paradise for one to confront one’s intimate feelings.