Cheng Tsai-tung

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Cheng Tsai-tung, Old Days by the Sea, 1989
Cheng Tsai-tung, Shuiyuan Road, 1992
Cheng Tsai-tung, In Vain the Years Go By, 1993
Cheng Tsai-tung, Flower in Mirror, Moon in Water V, 1994
Cheng Tsai-tung, Life Passes Quick, Young Years But A Few, 1993
Cheng Tsai-tung, Port Keelung, 1997
Cheng Tsai-tung, Waiting III,1996
Cheng Tsai-tung, Cat and Rock, 2008
Cheng Tsai-tung, Jinshan Temple, 2008
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Cheng Tsai-tung, <i>Old Days by the Sea,</i> 1989
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> Shuiyuan Road,</i> 1992
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> In Vain the Years Go By,</i> 1993
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> Flower in Mirror, Moon in Water V,</i> 1994
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> Life Passes Quick, Young Years But A Few,</i> 1993
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> Port Keelung,</i> 1997
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> Waiting III,</i>1996
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> Cat and Rock, </i>2008
Cheng Tsai-tung,<i> Jinshan Temple,</i> 2008
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Cheng Tsai-tung (Zheng Zaidong) is a painter who knows the art of living, and his paintings, autobiographical in nature, can be read as diaries or travel notes. Cheng frequently paints family, friends, as well as the places he visits and the things he enjoy. Fascinated by the life of ancient Chinese literati, Cheng aspires to live as an ancient man in Modern times. There is a strong nostalgic tone throughout his paintings, as well as a touch of self-pity.

After immersing himself throughout the cultural landscape of Taiwan, Cheng Tsai-tung moved to Shanghai in 1998, and toured the famous mountains and rivers of China. Cheng’s painting style also changed, as he experienced first hand the life style of Chinese literati that he had longed for. His strong identification with the Chinese cultural heritage, especially the painting tradition of the elite class of the dynastic periods, Cheng developed a strong and distinct contemporary oriental aesthetics.


Exhibitions

Hui Aggregation

Cheng Tsai-tung, Chu Youye, Hou Chun-ming, Huang Ming-che, Lin Pang-soong, Lin Wan-shih, Liu Dahong, Wu Jun, Yu Youhan Sept 20 – Oct 20, 2013 Shanghai Xuhui Art …