Dr. Tsing-fang Chen is a painter of extraordinary talent and world-class importance. With his visionary brush, Chen takes familiar symbols and subjects from various periods of Western and Oriental art — as well as from current events — and juxtaposes them in shattering visual images. In short, he is an illustrious painter who thinks and a profound thinker who paints.
Chen’s brilliance and erudition have no match in the world of art today, and although he has been an American citizen since 1983, his intellectual depth and artistic flowering transcend all national and cultural boundaries. Much famous contemporary art is superficial and fad-driven, with little thought or foundation. Chen is an astonishing and welcome contrast. After exhausting the resources of Taiwan, he spent twelve years in Paris, polishing his technical competence in the finest academies at the University of Paris and in the city’s great museums. He became the first Asian to earn a PhD in Art History from the Sorbonne.