2017/3 參加紐約蘇富比舉辦的「道殊 · 同尋於墨」聯展
2017/12 參加「香港水墨藝博INK ASIA」個展
Teng Pu-Chun was born in Taiwan in 1957. He graduated from National Taiwan Academy of Arts (now National Taiwan University of Arts). Because of his father's profession, Teng often observed patterns of stones and structures of trees since childhood, which gave him the sensitivity to perceive hidden details in solid texture. Unyielding, sharp and mature at an early age, Teng considered academic education a part of the learning process rather than the goal. After graduation, he bid farewell to the art circle in Taipei and has built a joyful life in eastern Taiwan to enjoy unfettered freedom.
The artist has been creating ink paintings for a long time. However, he does not confine himself to the artistic traditions of the Tang, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. His ink landscape that appropriates realistic scenes with multiple perspectives demonstrates his unique style and sets him apart from traditional ink art. Different from the elegance embodied by traditional literati painters, his work displays a sense of individual carefreeness; in particular, the unique technique of "rolled wrinkle strokes" created by himself has formed a unique vocabulary of modern magical ink painting. Teng's work is created with refined and remarkable skills. Pure and delicate, his paintings demonstrate unexpected majesticness. Although the artist mainly portrays natural scenes of mountains, waters and trees in an archaic atmosphere, his fantastical and illusory representation seems to transport viewers to a surreal, magical realm of contemporary landscape beyond what is seen by the naked eyes.
1957 Born in Hualien
1981 Accepted the National Academy of Arts
1984 Graduated from the National Academy of Arts.
1987 Gave up the brush, didn’t paint for almost ten years.
1996-1999 Rediscovered the brush, set up the Moming Hall, and published “Space Landscape – Painting for the Love of Rocks”
2008/8 Invited to hold a solo exhibition at the Pine Garden in Hualien.
2010/6 Participated in the group exhibition featuring ink paintings of curious
Stones, at Paiopiao Gallery, Taipei.
2010/9 Held the solo exhibition, Exotic Ink, at Paiopiao Gallery, Taipei.
2011/10 Held the solo exhibition, Understanding Ink: TENG Pu-Chun Ink
Exhibition, at Piaopiao Gallery, Taipei.
2012/8 Showcased by Hualien-based IP Art Gallery in Art Expo Beijing.
2013/8 Showcased by Taipei-based Boss Art Gallery in Art Expo Beijing.
2014/3 Participated in the group exhibition, Shuimo / Water Ink: Enchanted
Landscapes, organized by Sotheby's in New York.
2015/6 Held The Imprints Between the Rocks: TENG Pu-Chun Solo
Exhibition at Chini Gallery, Taipei.
2017/3 Participated in the group exhibition, Different Paths: Explorations in
Ink, organized by Sotheby's in New York.
2017/9 Held the solo exhibition, Rock the Dream, Spirit of Ink - TENG Pu-
Chun, at Chini Gallery, Taipei.