He Sen (1968 Yunnan) is quietly becoming a powerful force among China’s leading painters. His almost photographic images of women, smoking, sometimes with blurry and whited-out faces are compelling. For years his subject has been young people struggling with the modern world, a generation adjusting to the country’s electrified pace. His works are psychological, but also have sharp, graphic techniques and vivid colors. He paints in a variety of styles and also produces ink and pen works. He graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine arts, majored in Art Education in 1989. He lives in Beijing since 2003.