By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) An event was held in Taipei on Wednesday to showcase copies of paintings by late prominent artist Chen Chi-kwan (陳其寬) and launch cultural and creative products inspired by his artworks.
Over a dozen limited-edition lithographs were on display at the one-day event to commemorate Chen, a painter-architect known for his innovative perspective and style of painting that revolutionized traditional Chinese calligraphy and brush paintings.
Chen was one of the first contemporary Chinese painters to incorporate Western painting techniques such as dripping, rubbing and collage into traditional Chinese paintings, Fan Pan (潘襎), director and associate professor at Fo Guang University’s Department of Cultural Assets and Reinvention, told CNA.
His training as an architect also gave his work a unique perspective that crosses time and space, Pan said, calling Chen an “oddity” in the art world. [FULL STORY]