Tang Maohong simultaneously references and undermines art history and popular culture. He has integrated a variety of visual elements and subject matters, producing works that inhabit the ever-blurred border between high art and popular illustration. His work is absurd, magical, humorous and confrontational, hinting that the juxtapositions of figurative objects might be more than just illusions. Tang Maohong's pictorial universe reflects not only a new subject – a psyche whose internal eclectic imagination is echoed in the environment of constantly flowing images – but also the inversion of out-grown traditions.
Tang Maohong was born in 1975. working and living in Shanghai now. Recent exhibitions include Video Art at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India (2014); TANG Maohong: Exclave Con, TANG Maohong Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2013); Green Box, Remapping- The Space of Madia Reality, Hangzhou (2013); Uninkable, Taopu Contemporary Art Centre, Shanghai (2012); Nomadic Report 2012, Arko Art Center, Seoul (2012); Huge Character, Cooperation Project by SUN Xun, TANG Maohong, ZHANG Ding, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing (2011); Shanghai History in Making from 1979 till 2009, Shanghai (2009); Trans Local Motion—7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Musuem, Shanghai (2008); Thermocline of Art, New Asian Waves, ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe, Germany (2007); JIFF— 8th Jeonju International Film Festival, Jeonju, Korea (2007); Orchid Finger - Tang Maohong's Solo Exhibition, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2006), Sunday–Tang Maohong's Solo Exhibition, 2577 Longhua Lu Creative Garden, Shanghai (2006), Singapore Biennale 2006: Belief, Singapore (2006); A Lot of Ash – A Lot of Dust, BizArt, Shanghai (2005) and Asian Traffic Shanghai: Magnetism–Suspension, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2005).