Studio Visit: Tao Xian

After four years in an oil painting program at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Tao Xian decided to take a break from drawing and painting to explore photography, video and printmaking. This pursuit brought her to New York’s Parsons School of Design where she was able to work in new mediums, giving her new perspective toward oil painting.

By using software to manipulate found images, create computer glitch effects, or distort visuals, Tao Xian aims to present how technology and the digital world have transformed our relationship with the world. By putting the digitally altered images on canvas, the paintings act as screens that reveal how technology and the digital world have affected the way the real world is perceived…

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