Hilo Chen, ‘Blossom 11 (Sunflower and Bee)’, ca. 1985, RoGallery
Hilo Chen, ‘Blossom 11 (Sunflower and Bee)’, ca. 1985, RoGallery
Hilo Chen, ‘Blossom 11 (Sunflower and Bee)’, ca. 1985, RoGallery
Hilo Chen, ‘Blossom 11 (Sunflower and Bee)’, ca. 1985, RoGallery

Signature: Signed and titled verso

About Hilo Chen

A first-generation photorealist, Hilo Chen is best known for his Pop art-reminiscent paintings of female figures sunbathing on beaches or lounging by pools. His highly sexualized figures often appear topless or nude and in close-up views, with the texture of their skin rendered in meticulous detail. Despite his focus on the female body, Chen says of his paintings: “Color and space. That is what they are about. I work for every detail in the space and want to show the depth of the scene.”

American, b. 1942, Yilan, Taiwan, based in New York, New York