Shanghai Daily, teaming with Panorama Art, held a welcome party for Master Robert Chen Cheng-Hsiung’s retrospective exhibition in Shanghai on October 29 at Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.
This is part of Shanghai Daily’s Art Vision series of events. During the party, Chen joined guests to share a selection of his artworks and also his story in the art circle.
The retrospective exhibition featuring paintings created by Chen Cheng-Hsiung from 1953-2013 will be unveiled at the China Art Museum from October 31 through November 23.
Born in 1935 in Taipei, Chen is a pioneer of abstract painting in Taiwan. He has devoted over 60 years to the creation of modern painting and related theory. Famous at home and abroad, he has been called “the promoter of Taiwanese abstract painting”, “the godfather of abstract painting in Taiwan”, and an “adept wizard of color.”
One of the few internationally recognized Chinese artists, Chen composes pictures that weave the themes of his lifelong engagement with abstraction into a harmony of East and West, ideal and natural, abstract and traditional.
An invitee of the 1969 International Young Artist Biennial and the 1998 Shanghai Art Biennial, Chen has also
been invited six consecutive times to the Florence Biennial since 1999. There he is the only Asian artist to have won its two highest honors consecutively, in 1999 and 2001.