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b. 1960, China

Tian Taiquan Biography

Tian Taiquan weighs the factual truth about the Cultural Revolution in China through his art. The strength and reality of what he experienced in the political and cultural realm of his life is depicted in a visual manner through digital technology. He uses photography to capture the instant and yet stages the elements that accurately represent the cultural and political scenario in a fictitious way. Tian’s works metaphorically represent violence, destruction, suffering, confusion, and darkness in contrast with vivid colors and endless sensuous movement. The artist’s images simultaneously bring together the historical past and present creating a powerful conclusion in a sharp and detailed composition.

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Tian Taiquan was born in 1960. He graduated in 1988 from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. His solo exhibitions include: the Cultural Arts Museum, Beijing, China; Tears of Eros, England; Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Canada; Nature, Shanghai, China, Shijiazhuang Contemporary Art Gallery, Hubei Province, China, Lost, Chongqing, China; 501 Art Space, Chongqing, China, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China. His group shows include: Art Plus Shanghai, China; Art Asia Miami; Dialogue 2008 China, Beijing; Gathering under Olympic Rings, Beijing; Kitai Pveriod China Forward, Moscow; Seoul International Media Biennale, Korea to name a few. The artist lives and works in Chongqing, China. 

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