Hesheng Chen is a sculptor born in 1986 in China and currently lives in Seattle. His works consist of sculptures, installations, drawings and paintings. It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines the medium that the artist ultimately selects.
Personally witnessing the horrible car accidents contrast strongly with his enthusiastic appreciation of the automobile led him to establish a vocabulary by which he can speak to human emotion and behavior through the imagery of transportation. He does not think of the car as a cold industrial manufactured product but rather as an extension of human, a kind of mechanical embodiment of people’s thoughts and feelings. He is committed to create scenes which seemingly can be identified but are fictional and leading the audiences to rethink the meanings of this speed tool and life.