Tang’s artistic practice originates in his inquiries into his own background as an indigenous inhabitant and pieces of life, and which the exploration is developed and closely related to his own life journey and experiences, as well as to the place where he lives. He is always immersed in the complex, contradictory and struggling present. Through observing the surroundings, he introspects himself and the others, reality and imagination, anyone and anything between the old and new, thereby applying objects, installations, moving images, performances, collages as a comprehensive approach to reveal emotions, thoughts and essences deep down at particular moments among chaos. His subject matters of works deal with growth, inheritance, locality, freedom, urbanization, consumption, nature, politics, norms, existence, etc.
Corners of a wooden table were withered; a metal front door handle was grabbed bright; heavy plaster and paint kept smearing nail holes in galleries disguising as smooth white walls. How many meals did our stomach digest? How many lost souls does our art respond to?
Is it the object, the text, the emotion, or the meal that matters? It is time. If time is a substance,
then the substance being taken care of can be time. It echoes with various people