Artworks by He Sen

Smoking Lady no.4 by He Sen

250 x 200cm
oil on canvas

Smoking Lady no.3 by He Sen

250 x 200cm
oil on canvas

Smoking Lady no.2 by He Sen

250 x 200cm
oil on canvas

Smoking Lady no.1 by He Sen

300 x 250cm
oil on canvas

In the Mountain no.2 by He Sen

250 x 400cm
Oil on Canvas

Pray to the Moon by He Sen

150 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas

Sea and Mountain by He Sen

130 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas

In the Mountain no.1 by He Sen

200 x 400cm
Oil on Canvas

Unpeopled Scenery by He Sen

130 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas

Wind of Bridge by He Sen

150 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas

Snowing Landscape by He Sen

150 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas

Lotus by He Sen

350 x 210cm
Oil on Canvas

The Boat by He Sen

120 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas

Chinese Landscape by He Sen

300 x 200 cm
Oil on Canvas

Bamboo no.2 by He Sen

100 x 80 cm
Oil on Canvas

Fan no.2 by He Sen

100 x 300 cm
Oil on Canvas

Dusk by He Sen

220 x 220 cm
Oil on Canvas

Bamboo Plants by He Sen

400 x 200 cm
Oil on Canvas

Waves by He Sen

200 x 250 cm
Oil on Canvas

Grass by He Sen

250 x 200 cm
Oil on Canvas

Slient Scenery by He Sen

400 x 600 cm
Oil on Canvas

Bamboo no.1 by He Sen

300 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Landscape by He Sen

200 x 250 m
Oil on Canvas

Fan no.1 by He Sen

250 x 500 cm
Oil on Canvas

Scenery by He Sen

100 x 80 cm
Oil on Canvas

He Sen

何森
Born in Yunnan Province in 1968.
He Sen graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Dept. of Art Education in 1989.
 

For more than a decade He Sen has created provocative and large-scale works that portray youth struggling in China’s fast-changing modern society. Mostly depicting women smoking in their homes, these youths are presented in seductive underwear and poses, in contrast to their bodies & facial expressions, which are ashen grey and lacklustre. These blurred photorealistic images explore how China’s youths were seduced by the growing influences of westernisation and globalisation, as well as the artist’s pessimistic outlook on this generation. His later series continue to investigate the complex identities of these young people with the addition of stuffed animals juxtaposed with sexually charged poses of self-conscious looking girls  further highlighting the uneasy transition from childhood to adulthood. Instead of blurring their facial expressions as he did in his earlier series, He Sen chose to render their bored, melancholic mood or occasional vacant smiling expressions in striking details. 

Museum & Public Collections
  • National Art Museum of China GuangDong Museum of Art ShenZhen Museum of Art ShangHai Art Museum DongYu Museum of Art
  • HJY Art Center
  • ChengDu Contemporary Art Museum HuaRen Contemporary Museum TanGuoBin Contemporary Art Museum Deutsche Bank
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Standard Chartered Bank
  • BSI.Swiss and Italian Bank