Artworks by Tamen

Crossing by Tamen

100 x 300 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

The Queen & Father by Tamen

135 x 180 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Summer’s Fruit by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Pretty Women by Tamen

100 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Angel Investor by Tamen

90 x 113 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

The Eight Immortals II by Tamen

120 x 150 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Form Itself is Emptiness by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

White Collar by Tamen

180 x 280 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Moonlight in the City by Tamen

100 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Unattached Mind of the Present by Tamen

150 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Unnamed Girls by Tamen

90 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Surfing by Tamen

125 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

HOPE by Tamen

80 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Motion Theatre by Tamen

120 x 150 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Midsummer Night’s Dream by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Sea-gazing by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Alice by Tamen

90 x 70 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

LOVE by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Beijing Night by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Flag & Pumpkin by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Beach of Art by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Freedom of Thought by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Kiss of an Angel by Tamen

70 x 90 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Instruments by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

A Wonderful Day by Tamen

60 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Tibet by Tamen

180 x 280 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Starry Night by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Floating Finance by Tamen

135 x 210 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Distant Love by Tamen

60 x 80 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Love by Tamen

35 x 45 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Island by Tamen

125 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Floating Honor by Tamen

125 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Floating Abstractism by Tamen

60 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Floating Dream by Tamen

125 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Artwork Floating by Tamen

60 x 80 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Art Dream by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Floating Art Museum by Tamen

125 x 400 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Floating by Tamen

60 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Remarkable People by Tamen

50 x 150 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Sunset by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Heaven & Earth by Tamen

125 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Shanghai Night by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Lost Heaven II by Tamen

380 x 1000 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Floating Art History by Tamen

200 x 250 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

In the Wild by Tamen

100 x 250 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Waves by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Lost Heaven I by Tamen

300 x 800 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Holy Light by Tamen

70 x 50 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Snow by Tamen

100 x 250 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Weapons by Tamen

180 x 280 cm
Oil on Canvas

Girl & Famous Paintings by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Oil on Canvas

Pills by Tamen

180 x 280 cm
Oil on Canvas

Water by Tamen

35 x 45 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Artwork Floating by Tamen

80 x 140 cm
Oil on Canvas

Art Trend by Tamen

50 x 150 cm
Oil on Canvas

Antique Floating by Tamen

60 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Crossing by Tamen

60 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Twelve Beauties of Jinling 4 by Tamen

120 x 120 cm
Oil on Canvas (round canvas)

Twelve Beauties of Jinling 3 by Tamen

120 x 120 cm
Oil on Canvas (round canvas)

Twelve Beauties of Jinling 1 by Tamen

120 x 120 cm
Oil on Canvas (round canvas)

Route of Art by Tamen

120 x 120 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Secret Garden 1 by Tamen

45 x 70 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Three Realms by Tamen

80 x 100 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Marilyn Monroe & Chinese Girls by Tamen

90 x 140 cm
Oil on Canvas

The Bund by Tamen

90 X 140 cm
Oil on Canvas

Mahjong by Tamen

160 x 280 cm
C-Print Photography

Gunfight 2 by Tamen

160  x 280 cm
C-Print Photography

Starry Night by Tamen

135 X 210 cm
Oil on Canvas

Tamen

他们

Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang form the artist duo Tamen, which means “they” in Mandarin. They, “They”, stage outrageous, surrealistic scenes in paint and photo collage that star an ever-changing cast of characters. Though the scenes always take place on the same fictional “stage”—the corner of a cafeteria-like room in an urban high-rise—the location of the room shifts constantly as the window opens onto new horizons in every image. These collaborative paintings have more than just the two personalities that make them—they may be classifiable as fully schizophrenic.

Yang Gallery Managing Director Ms. Susanna Yang visits established artist duo Tamen in their studio.

‘An epoch of the late 70’s generation, THEY reveal their attitudes toward realities of society and their circumstances in a different approach from the artists of the older generation. THEY, through interior and conflicting juxtaposition, displays contradictory nature of society that is both corrupt and progressive. However, they do not reject nor expresses any sarcasm toward the real world seen outside the window. Individuals are merely consuming or entertaining themselves.

Inside an individual surrounding environment and corrupted private space, inner and outer realm are juxtaposed. While other young artists are infatuated with the characterization of private narratives, THEY unveils inherent conditions and hidden aspects of the internal through the breach of the exterior. From this immanent observation THEY becomes the ‘true other’.’

TAMEN, Lai Shengyu & Yang Xiaogang (1978, Hunan, China)
Education: Central Academy of Fine arts, Beijing, China (2004)

Solo exhibitions:
2011 Past and Present, They Solo Exhibition, Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
2009 “THEY”, Canvas international art Amstelveen, The Netherlands
2009 They, The Lost Heaven, Museum of Hunan Province, China
2008 “They”, New York Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York
2008 “Art classroom”, China Today Gallery Brussel, België
2007 THEY, PYO Gallery Beijing, Beijing, China
2006 TA MEN, Pyo Gallery, Seoel
2004 Therefore it is and Surely it’s Them, The First Dashanzi Art Festival, Beijing
2002 US two-Man Works Exhibition, Beijing