Zhang Xiaotao | the artist




The artist Zhang Xiaotao
Born 1970, Hechuan, Chongqing, China.
Lives and works in Beijing and Chengdu, China.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting,


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The terms "Chinese art" and "sexually explicit" don’t often go together, but in the case of painter Zhang Xiao Tao, the two elements combine to form works that are at once subtle and explosive…
Oscillating between the macro and micro, the engulfing scale of Zhang Xioatao’s paintings is at odds with his tiny subjects, each canvas encapsulating a sense of ‘universe’ within their humble depictions. Approaching painting as an archetype of beauty, Zhang’s surfaces are vivacious in their intensely rich detail. Mesmerising with lush textures and soulful hues, Zhang magnifies the conception of space and physicality, creating a sense of infinity within the minute and claustrophobic. Saatchi Gallery
Gift from Heaven No. 3
Walking into Zhang Xiaotao’s "A Joyful Time," where huge oil and watercolor paintings invite viewers into a bright underwater world of copulating frogs and intertwined human forms, the reaction "elated and free" comes to mind…


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