Zezhou Chen is a Chinese concept artist and illustrator working for the gaming industry.
His subjects are usually of fantasy or science fiction themes. The latter includes a nicely retro-future piece that is part of a group project called “Retro“.
His website includes galleries of his work for book covers, games and various personal projects. His style and subject matter appears to include influences from classical Chinese myth and history as well as contemporary and classic science fiction and fantasy.
I enjoy the way he combines passages of overt digital painting technique with others that are closer to traditional media in appearance. He plays with light and composition in ways that give his pieces a dramatic, theatrical feeling.