The works of Lie Nay Tjien, also know in Spain as Liechennay, but better known to all simply as "Master Chen", have been sold in many countries throughout the world including the following: Spain, Monaco, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China. His works have been placed both in well known commercial properties and luxury super yachts as well as numerous prominent private collections around the world. Lassiter Fine Art has now introduced an exclusive collection of Chen’s works selectively to the United States as of October 2012 debuting at Diehl Gallery in Jackson Hole,Wyoming. Since Chen's debut in 2012 at Diehl Gallery, he has participated heavily in art festivals around the globe: Art New York 2016, Art Wynwood 2016, Art Stage Singapore, Contemporary Istanbul, Art Market San Francisco, Art Karlsruhe, L.A. Art Show. His upcoming participation currently includes: Art Hamptons 2016.
To ensure that all pieces represent his mastery, Chen creates each work piece by piece, in one inch increments of polished stainless steel, maintaining the utmost level of skill and craftsmanship throughout each execution. The hallmark of Chen’s innovative art is the emotion and feeling maintained within each piece through the application of the latest industrial materials and natural exotics.
For Chen, to know that he has touched others with his art and inspiration is of great importance in his spiritual and artistic evolvement.
Recently, Chen's works have touched many, allowing him to be the recipient of a "Golden Crown" at the prestigious Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2016. Currently, Chen is working in the Netherlands on his second installation for Oceanco Yachts. One of the largest yachts in the world will now house another magnificent creation.
"I came into this world forty-five years ago in the village of Java, Indonesia. I was the third child of five brothers. As a child, I was very interested in what my parents were doing. My mother had a gold shop where she made her own designs and was quite happy. She was an expert at her profession and made incredibly gorgeous jewelry. I was confident that the desire to create was definitely in my blood and came directly from my mother.
I started elementary school at the age of six. I found myself in a place that was not conducive to my creative energies and wound up repeating the first grade. However, the school was quite proud of my artistic and dramatic achievements in many and all areas, including singing. I excelled not only in school competitions but also in regional and outer-lying areas that offered competitions. This fueled, even more so, my desire to continue to express myself in all areas of the arts.
After my youth and graduation, I decided to attend Bali University and chose to major in Interior Design. I excelled in college and was celebrated among the faculty and staff as one who would go on to receive many prestigious awards. In my sophomore year, I took on my regular weighted design projects but, as well, decided to start my own landscaping business. This small business became so successful that it required my full focus and attention thus stopping my college studies in my junior year. This business had now included all aspects of commercial landscaping and interior design.
In 1998, after nine years of the routine design and commercial work of the business, I became bored and decided to follow my inner creative desires and return to my childhood roots. I changed my focus and became in touch with all of my explosive ideas involving metal sculpture. In early 2001, I constructed a gallery to house all of my art and creative processes. I started with smaller items like lamps and furniture and was unable to quench my thirst with such small-scale designs. I continued further down the road towards more difficult and challenging designs. These ideas and processes awakened the tiger within. My inner creative voices were leading me towards my inevitable destiny, as Chen, the Master Sculptor.
I am optimistic and lie in a constant state of progress knowing that whatever creations are born in my soul and confirmed in my heart can be made real by my dedicated hands. It is my hope that each piece touches the inner soul of another, which will allow him or her to see the intended beauty, creativity, and power born from my creations. Still yet, it is my hope in offering these works of art to those outside my country, that each piece will hold within it the value of my hands, body, mind, and soul. "
Master Chen, artist
Lie Nay Tjien (Hendrato)