August 26–27, 2023

Meet Chen Cheng-Po



Meet Chen Cheng Po

Photo courtesy of the artist


His paintings, full of mysteries;

His name is a secret that cannot be revealed!

He is an artist, he is a progressive thinker of the times, and he is a lover of Taiwan!

Chen Cheng-po was born in the Qing Dynasty, was baptized with the art of the Japanese colonial era, and was not able to escape the arrest of the nationalist government.

The most beautiful thing in life was his ability to create art, and every brushstroke revealed the depth of his emotions and passion. He had the courage to experiment and challenge all kinds of innovative expressions of art, such as a painting style that combines Chinese and Western elements. His was a pursuit of avant-garde thinking.

This exhibition is divided into two themes: Chen Cheng-po’s unique personality that encompassed his fierce love for his hometown, and the parallels within his artistic standards and that of the West. Today, in Canada, let’s step into the vibrant oil paints and experience together his golden years of 1895-1947, and explore the connections of Chen Cheng-po to Taiwan and the world beyond the island he called home.

Dates & Times

August 26
12pm – 7pm

August 27
12pm – 6pm


Marilyn Brewer Community Space

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8