Oil on cotton
About the Artist
Tao Xian (b. 1991, China) is a contemporary artist whose works explore the changing relationship between individual and overall society as a result of technology and digital media. Specifically, her recent paintings narrate how the idea of individual identity, sexuality and intimacy are influenced by the digital world we live in. Taking imageries of human figures, she reconfigures the image through digital devices, and find inspirations in the occasional crashes of technological systems. In this way, she turns the visual effect of such a “glitch" into a recurring motif of her paintings, as if these paintings become malfunctioned screens. Tao lives and works in NYC, USA.