Belinda Chen is originally from a small family run ceramic factory in North Taiwan. She imagined the factory as a giant playground. It inspired her to create from childhood, striving to create a dream-like utopia to be enjoyed by both children and adults of all ages. After graduating from Central Saint Martins Art College, she started her journey as a freelance illustrator and printmaker in London.
Belinda’s experience in printmaking, book art and character design have brought her increased individuality and provided layers of emotion to the images.
Most of the time Belinda works with inks, collage, drawing and collecting texture and then transferring into layers that can work in digital format and are used for printmaking.
Her influences are everything that surround her and from her experience, but she has always been interested in architecture and spatial design, particularly 60/70s Archigram magazine. The artists she most admires are Frida Kahlo, Marc Chagall and the book artist Bruno Munari. Belinda grew up reading Chinese mythology and watching animations by Hayao Miyazaki.
In her spare time, Belinda likes visiting book fairs, wallowing in treasuries at flee markets, drawing some odd objects in museums and cycling around places.