Chen Xu, a famous oil painter and sculptor, is now a member of the Chinese Artists Association, vice president and librarian of the Institute of Oil Painting and Sculpture of the Cultural and Historical Research Museum of the Guangdong Provincial People's Government, a second-level national artist, tutor of master's degree students of Guangzhou University, former vice president of the Southern Branch of the Academy of Calligraphy and Painting of the Central Research Museum of Culture and History, and the first batch of contracted artists His works have been selected for many national, provincial and municipal art exhibitions and won prizes.
His representative works of oil painting include:
"Morning" was selected as the "Tenth National Art Exhibition of the People's Republic of China" in 2004 and won the Excellent Works Award of Guangdong Province's Art Exhibition Celebrating the Fifty-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China. In 2008, "Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition Commemorating the Thirtieth Anniversary of China's Reform and Opening up" was sponsored by the United Front Department“ The first Asian Art Biennale won a bronze prize and a series of thematic oil paintings of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
"Small Mountain Village with Stadium" was selected as the 6th National Exhibition of Sports Art Works in 2005 and won the Excellent Works Award. At the same time, it won the Excellent Works Award of Guangdong Sports Art Exhibition and was collected by the Chinese Olympic Committee.
"Lumberyard" was selected in Guangdong Fine Arts Fifty Years Art Exhibition in 2006 and won the Excellent Works Award. In November 2007, it was selected as the "Fourteenth Star Award" sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and won the Creation Award (the highest prize).
"Composition in the Sea" was selected as the "National Art Exhibition in Commemoration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of China's Reform and Opening up" in 2008 and won the Excellent Works Award (the only award).
In July 2011, Kaiping Diaolou was selected as the "Centennial Wind and Cloud" exhibition of great historical and contemporary works of art in Guangdong Province and won the award for excellent works.
His representative sculpture works mainly include:
Two pieces of "Bridgebuilder of South Guangdong" and "Ode to the Future" were placed in Jiangmen Bridge Museum of Guangdong Province in 2005.
Leizhou Youth Canal Group Portrait in Zhanjiang was placed in Hedi Reservoir in Leizhou, Zhanjiang, in 2015. It is now the education base of Zhanjiang patriotism. In 2018, the work was selected as the "Promoting Classics and Founding Glory" Biennial Exhibition of Chinese Arts and Crafts sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Art.
港珠澳大桥——海中的构成系列之十九 尺寸150x160cm 年代2017
Chen Xu's Theme Oil Painting Creation of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
In June 2018, "Cross-sea Changhong - Chen Xugang Zhu'ao Bridge Theme Oil Painting Exhibition" held its first exhibition in Macau, and then moved to Zhuhai, Shunde, Yangjiang, Dongguan, Zhaoqing and Zhongshan. The tour exhibition is guided by the Guangdong Museum of Culture and History, and co-sponsored by the Guangdong Federation of Literature and History, the Guangdong Artists Association and the Guangdong Institute of Literature and Art.
Pauli Growing-up Engineering Co., Ltd. is the contractor of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. Therefore, Chen Xu has the opportunity to experience the whole process of the bridge from foundation laying to construction, connecting ports and finally completing the test and opening. Chen Xu spent nine years elaborately creating 55 series works of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. These works revolve around the theme of "bridge" and make bold explorations in the elements of color, composition, brushwork, rhythm and image symbols. They not only show the grandeur of the bridge, but also praise the proud bridge builders who created China with Chinese wisdom. Some ingenious works naturally radiate the charm of human aesthetic ideal. These works, whether in artistic creation, literary and artistic research or in the field of cultural dissemination, have been widely praised and aroused high social attention.
港珠澳大桥——海中的构成系列之二十一 尺寸160x160cm 年代2018
Xu Qinsong (Vice Chairman of China Association of Arts, Chairman of Guangdong Provincial Federation of Literature and Culture): Chen Xu spent nine years following the whole process of construction of Caifeng Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, and created more than 50 oil paintings to show the grandeur of the Bridge in a unique painting language. These works embody the spirit of craftsmen advocated by us. They are a rare example of art keeping up with the times, intervening in and reflecting life. They are excellent representative works of art creation with the theme of Dawan District at present. The artistic value of his works will be gradually reflected in the future, and will lay its historical position.
港珠澳大桥——海中的构成系列之三十一 尺寸150x160cm 年代2015
Liu Sifen (former vice-minister of Propaganda Department of Guangdong Provincial Committee, chairman of Guangdong Provincial Literary Federation and Dean of Guangdong Painting Academy): What we see is a batch of realistic works, and at the same time, absolutely a batch of freehand works. Chen Xu's talent is undoubtedly quite high. He has taken a very successful step in the exploration of freehand painting, which is full of personality and passion. He is one of several successful painters I have seen so far in freehand painting.
Chen Zui (Chinese Academy of Art Doctor): Chen Xu's greatness lies in his perseverance and perseverance. He has a very keen political sensitivity. He has grasped the important news theme of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, and has been following up the construction of the Bridge from the beginning to create synchronously. He used the concept of Chinese painting, freehand brushwork to express such a large scene, to express an atmosphere and a great feeling, which is a leap forward in his technique, or a rich language, and he sublimated this richness into a style, ideal, concept, the work has a great atmosphere, very great!
港珠澳大桥——海中的构成系列之十五 尺寸150x150cm 年代2013
潘嘉俊（原广东省美协专职副主席）：陈许用独特的视觉，个性鲜明的油画语言去描绘这海上工程的景象，去实现自己的审美追求，显现出色彩魔术师般的本领，浓烈的、高纯度的色彩在协调与对比中奇妙地变幻着，色层交叠、交熔，形成视觉上的冲击； 陈许的用笔、用刀总是显得沉实、厚重、硬朗阳刚，他善于制作粗犷的油画肌理，令他的画作传达出强烈的重量感和体积感，这也正好是表现桥梁工程所需的语言。 这批饱含激情的力作，无疑是陈许艺术征途上一个重要的里程碑。
Pan Jiajun (former full-time vice-chairman of Guangdong Artistic Association): Chen Xu uses unique vision and distinct oil painting language to depict the scene of this offshore project, to realize his aesthetic pursuit, to show outstanding magician-like skills, strong and high-purity colors in coordination and contrast magically change, layers of color overlap. Chen Xu's brush and knife always appear solid, thick and firm, and he is good at making rough oil painting texture, which makes his paintings convey a strong sense of weight and volume, which is just the language needed to express bridge engineering. These passionate works are undoubtedly an important milestone in Chen Xu's artistic journey.
港珠澳大桥——海中的构成系列之九 尺寸110x190cm 年代2013
Wang Yong (Full-time Vice Chairman of the Provincial Association of Fine Arts): Chen Xu spent eight years really in-depth observation and experience of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which is a real in-depth life. These works, from the angle of artistic creation and from the way they are presented, are very good examples that are in accordance with the nature and laws of artistic creation. Chen Xu grasped the magnificent momentum of the whole project, making the paintings present aesthetic implications of Eastern culture close to freehand brushwork. If you look at every painting, you can't find the details, but there are many intangible details in it for you to imagine. This artistic approach is well integrated with the momentum of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
港珠澳大桥——海中的构成系列之十一 尺寸160x160cm 年代2017
Zou Jijian (former group leader and professor of master's leading group of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts): The boldness and magnificent picture effect of Chen Xu's oil painting shocked people greatly. In recent years, the thick painting style like Chen Xu has become more and more rare in Guangdong art circles. This series of works, all completed in large quantities, he did not have transitional colors, pay more attention to the display and contrast of color blocks, but Billy will not lose its due tone, black and white in the picture occupies a large proportion, which should be from the Chinese painting to absorb a lot of advantages, appears more relaxed and free, which is obviously. Chen Xu is a new attempt in artistic exploration. This attempt is undoubtedly successful. It will open up a new vision and possibility for his future development. It is also a problem we should pay attention to when discussing oil painting art.