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Acclaimed Realist Alexander Chen Unveils New ‘American West’ Collection

If you’ve ever seen a painting by Alexander Chen, you can understand why he describes his art as “hyper-realism.” Chen isn’t just a realist painter. He specializes in bringing a level of heightened, staggering detail to every work of art he creates. The artist is best known for his depictions of the world’s most famous cities. Each Chen cityscape is exquisitely detailed—for example, in his portraits of New York City, it’s not uncommon for Chen to depict every building he captures with the exact...

View New York Through the Art of Alexander Chen

Celebrating the holidays in New York is an experience unlike any other. Not everyone can make the journey to the Big Apple for the winter, but artist Alexander Chen offers a different way to experience the metropolis. The famous city left a lasting impact on Chen. Before he was 40 years old, Chen had never seen snow. The first time he experienced snow was in New York City in the early ‘90s. “After that, I always came back to New York City and went to Central Park, and I like the feeling of winte...

Park West Gallery Artist Series Presents: Hyper Realist Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen discusses his beginnings as an artist in China to later moving to the United States.

Celebrate U.S. Independence Day with the Art of Americana

In the United States, the Fourth of July stirs up patriotism in everyone. Regardless of your background or beliefs, Independence Day is a time for the country to come together and celebrate our trials and triumphs. On the Fourth of July, we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776. The document, penned by Thomas Jefferson, announced the colony’s separation from Great Britain, stating “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free...