Asian Art Platform is proud to showcase the works of emerging Chinese artist Tao Xian 陶显. Born in Maanshan, China in 1991, she 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. She 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.
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.