Tang Maohong simultaneously references and undermines art history and popular culture. He has integrated a variety of visual elements and subject matters, producing works that inhabit the ever-blurred border between high art and popular illustration. His work is absurd, magical, humorous and confrontational, hinting that the juxtapositions of figurative objects might be more than just illusions. Tang Maohong's pictorial universe reflects not only a new subject – a psyche whose internal eclectic imagination is echoed in the environment of constantly flowing images – but also the inversion of out-grown traditions.Read More
Tang Maohong was born in 1975. working and living in Shanghai now. Recent exhibitions include Uninkable, Taopu Contemporary Art Centre (2012); Nomadic Report 2012, Arko Art Center, Seoul (2012); Huge Character, Cooperation Project by SUN Xun, TANG Maohong, ZHANG Ding, ShanghART Beijing(2011); Shanghai History in Making from 1979 till 2009, Shanghai2009); Trans Local Motion—7th Shanghai Biennale 2008, Shanghai Art Musuem, Shanghai (2006); Thermocline of Art, New Asian Waves, ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe, Germany (2007); JIFF— 8th Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea(2007); Orchid Finger - Tang Maohong's Solo Exhibition, ShanghART H-Space Shanghai(2006), Sunday – Tang Maohong’s Solo Exhibition, Longhua Lu (Shanghai, 2006), Singapore Biennale 2006: Belief, Singapore(2006); A Lot of Ash – A Lot of Dust, BizArt, (Shanghai, 2005) and Asian Traffic Shanghai: Magnetism – Suspension, Zendai Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai, 2005).