24 June 2016
Meet Chengdu-based artist Tu Hong Tao at the opening of his first solo exhibition abroad in recent years. In contrast to his earlier figurative style, this new body of work takes on abstract and fragmented turns.
Tu Hong Tao (b. 1976, Chengdu) represents a generation of Chinese artists whose oeuvre deals with the intimate psyche of urban dwellers in a rapidly progressing nation. He cultivated a distinct painting style that featured graphic markers of China’s hyper-capitalism and modernisation. For the artist, this became a means of narrating the tension between contentment and isolation that is familiar to city living.