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Tamen 他们

Shining Day no.1, 2019

Oil on Canvas
47 1/5 × 31 1/2 in
120 × 80 cm
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Singapore
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Tamen 他们
established 2002
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Tamen, which translates to “they” in English, is a collective comprising artists Lai Shengyu (born 1978) and Yang Xiogang (born 1979). In their digital photographs and paintings, Tamen juxtaposes elements of traditional Chinese life—for example, a bride by a river—with symbols of the country’s recent meteoric industrialization and economic growth, like luxury sports cars. The artists, who co-create every piece, cite René Magritte and Edward Hopper as influences, explaining, “Our pictures hold up a mirror to contemporary China. This mirror should not just show the outer layer of reality. We are much more concerned with the psychological effects of China’s rapid modernization.”

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Tamen 他们
established 2002
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Tamen, which translates to “they” in English, is a collective comprising artists Lai Shengyu (born 1978) and Yang Xiogang (born 1979). In their digital photographs and paintings, Tamen juxtaposes elements of traditional Chinese life—for example, a bride by a river—with symbols of the country’s recent meteoric industrialization and economic growth, like luxury sports cars. The artists, who co-create every piece, cite René Magritte and Edward Hopper as influences, explaining, “Our pictures hold up a mirror to contemporary China. This mirror should not just show the outer layer of reality. We are much more concerned with the psychological effects of China’s rapid modernization.”

Tamen 他们

Shining Day no.1, 2019

Oil on Canvas
47 1/5 × 31 1/2 in
120 × 80 cm
Contact For Price
location
Singapore
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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