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Tao Xian graduated from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor Degree in Oil Painting in 2013.
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Tao Xian gained a Master’s Degree from Parsons the New School for Design in New York.
Tao Xian graduated from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor Degree in Oil Painting in 2013 and then gained a Master’s Degree from Parsons the New School for Design in New York.
Tao Xian expresses her artistic identity through painting, photography and printmaking. Particularly, she is interested in exploring the relationship between advanced technology and the traditional painting, and how the technology influences the artist’s artistic directions or the audience’s understanding of contemporary painting.
Tao Xian manipulates found photographs using digital techniques before transferring to cotton or linen with oil.
Her works feel like they are slowly fading away, yet stay clear in your memory. The charged emotions in her vigorous colours contrasting her euphemistic figures in a portamento style, which diffuses a sense of eastern beauty.
Besides, her works are like an old TV set with the blink of a bad connection, she froze that distorted moment and made a disconnected experience mysterious. She generously leaves the wildest imagination to her audience.
Recently Tao Xian had shown her works at Fingerprint Gallery (2017), Fukiage Museum of Art in Japan (2016), Participant in New York (2016), Untitled Space in New York (2016), Industry City in Brooklyn (2015), and China Art Palace in Shanghai (2014).
She currently lives and works in New York, United States.
Mirrored Pool #42017
Convex Mirror #12017
Convex Mirror #42017
Convex Mirror #32017
Convex Mirror #22017
A Sip Of Wine, A Cigarette2018
North Korea Train2016
Inverted Fiction #12016
Inverted Fiction #22016