Artworks by Tang Zhigang

The Leader no.2 by Tang Zhigang

162 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Simmons Mattress by Tang Zhigang

150 x 150cm
Oil on canvas

First Meeting by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Artwork by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Playing games by Tang Zhigang

100 x 135cm
Oil on canvas

Dancing by Tang Zhigang

150 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Conference no.1 by Tang Zhigang

162 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Let’s paddle together by Tang Zhigang

162 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Swimming together no.1 by Tang Zhigang

162 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Ear Cleaning no.1 by Tang Zhigang

160 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Monkeys by Tang Zhigang

130 x 175cm
Oil on canvas

Ear Cleaning no.2 by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Waiting for you by Tang Zhigang

120 x 100cm
Oil on canvas

Hydrogen Ballon by Tang Zhigang

90 x 70cm
Oil on canvas

I have a good idea by Tang Zhigang

80 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Sleeping no.1 by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Conference no.2 by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Sleeping no.2 by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Ceremony by Tang Zhigang

80 x 70cm
Oil on canvas

Green Table no.2 by Tang Zhigang

80 x 70cm
Oil on canvas

Sleeping Tiger by Tang Zhigang

100 x 73cm
Oil on canvas

Afternoon Time by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Conference no.3 by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Political cake no.2 by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Partial War by Tang Zhigang

162 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Made a mistake by Tang Zhigang

130 x 162cm
Oil on canvas

Green Table no.1 by Tang Zhigang

130 x 162cm
Oil on canvas

Above & Below by Tang Zhigang

100 x 80cm
Oil on canvas

Introspection by Tang Zhigang

210 x 290cm
Oil on canvas

Argument no.2 by Tang Zhigang

170 x 220cm
Oil on canvas

Jealous by Tang Zhigang

170 x 220cm
Oil on canvas

Instruction by Tang Zhigang

300 x 400cm
Oil on canvas

Election by Tang Zhigang

120 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Remain Alive by Tang Zhigang

120 x 140cm
Oil on canvas

Operation by Tang Zhigang

129 x 161cm
Oil on canvas

The Leader no.1 by Tang Zhigang

162 x 130cm
Oil on canvas

Swimming Together no.2 by Tang Zhigang

132 x 100cm
Oil on canvas

Warlord by Tang Zhigang

174 x 120cm
Oil on canvas

Boating by Tang Zhigang

61 x 49cm
Print on Canvas

Chinese Fairytale no.2 by Tang Zhigang

61 x 42cm
Print on Canvas

Chinese Fairytale no.1 by Tang Zhigang

61 x 49cm
Print on Canvas

Chinese Fairytale by Tang Zhigang

180 x 150cm
Oil on Canvas
2006

Planning a Strategy by Tang Zhigang

105 x 98 x 89 cm
Bronze

Winning Plan by Tang Zhigang

115 x 103 x 41 cm
Bronze

Politics Cake by Tang Zhigang

170 x 204 cm
Oil on Canvas

Tang Zhigang

唐志刚

1959: Born in Kunming, Yunnan, China
1989: Graduated from Fine Art lnstitute of The People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China

Having grown up in a military family and served in the Vietnam War, Tang Zhigang has had a longstanding relationship with the military. Tang Zhigang rose up the ranks to be in charge of propaganda art at the Political Department in the Chinese army for nearly a decade. He was responsible for preparing the setting for gatherings, writing slogans, producing photography as well as the art education of the children in the army. His experiences are obvious contexts of his works, the most readily recognized of which is his series Children in Meeting. The series involves children sitting around meeting tables and conducting business, finance, or governance in an official manner, thereby politically charging his work as well as delving into the exploration of human nature.

One day, a child who raised his hand to answer question inspired Tang to start “Children in Meeting” which is actually a recall of his childhood memory when he used to attend meeting at the commune every night as a cultural activity.

With a witty and humorous language, he has created the advanced ideas of a new generation of traditional military paintings and captured the absurdity of the bureaucracy of institutional life in the most charming manner. The artist believes that art history is being made outside of economic and cultural development, thus he continues to create for the sake of creating.