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Tang Jo-Hung
LAST UPDATE : 2018.11.1 / EDITOR : tcaa
168 artworks / 45 exhibition

When creation came to some stage, the artist became his god. You find that your talent makes you overlook the overall situation and inspiration blooming. You do not need to draw, gallop or campaign on the canvas because you became the Creator. To all the beings created by you, when the brush propagandas oracle, obedience is the only way. But no matter how big this world is, you are just like the monkey on the Buddha’s hand. Then creation becomes formal and stylized and gradually fall into the dead end for over caring the details. During this period of more than two years, Tang Jo-Hung comes to an end of a trip of creation and finds out that he was not going to seek a happy reunion, but the vague unstable difficulties, the fury sea, the heavy rain, and the relentless arrows. The achievements made by talent often become the predicament. It is like an invisible shackle manipulates your hands to draw fluent and confident lines. It also manipulates to make attractive and very talented sense of color. All these lines and colors was everything once. But when you wake up from indulging, you will find that all you got is nothing more than a beautiful fake leather without soul.
Tang said:” the past is just like the sky with top.” Once he grasped something and became God of himself. But when he found that talent became the hands which blindfolded nose and mouth and he realized that he must broke this or got suffocated. So he rise up and fight. He breaks the neat joint and creates with clumsy lines, and builds into a broken screen. Fury sea, fish hit by arrows, falling man, ruthless Arrows, crossed eyes, dark crown, and trampling big foot, all these rough brush achievements pure violence but vigorous and powerful. Just like Tang mentioned in the interview,” the fish got its head nailed on the chopping block but it is still flinching, resisting and wagging its tail. It seems to provoke you,” I’m not that easy to eat!”. Tang thought that even if the resistance is meaningless, but that is the value of life.
Tang said that he failed every day, but after the fail he still tries to get rid of these fails and goes into the process of creation. Perhaps the posture does not look elegant but this attitude makes him a sustained progressing pioneer who will not be trapped by plight. He understands that the significance of these struggle and creation is not win or lose, but the attitude. Looks back to his creating process for a decade, it becomes an authority-against epic scroll from a fairy tale about Cooky. In fact, Tang knows clearly inside his heart that what he against is always his talent.

birth year
1975
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
education
2002
MFA Department of Fine Arts
Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca
1998
BFA Department of Fine Arts
Tung-Hai University, Taichung
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2017
The Outsider
Mind Set Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Journey Ends - In Dignified Throes
TOSEE Art Agency , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Where has he been?Tang Jo-Hung's Portfolio of 10 years and paintings on view
Mind Set Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Where has he been?
TOSEE Art Agency , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
The Remolded Self
Mountain Art , Beijing , China
2010
Self Modification
Taipei Arts Fair, TOSEE Art Agency , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Tang Jo-Hung Solo Exhibition, The Eighth Liao Chi-Chun Oil Painting Award in 2009
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Consciousness Patterns
Julia Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Tang Jo-Hung
Gallery 41 , Taipei , Taiwan
2007
Black Peach in Vases
OVADA Gallery , Oxford , UK
2005
Self-Dog
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Self-Portrait
Mind Set Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Find Art Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2016
The Road Not Taken Ch.1
Mind Set Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
The Pioneers of Taiwanese Artists
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Art Taipei 2014
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Cha-Cha 's good, travel
Amba Hotels , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Duo Exhibition of TANG Jo-Hung and DUAN Cun-Zhen
Tunghai University Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Art Taipei 2012
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
10 Years On : Liao Chi-Chun Oil Painting Awards
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Art Taipei 2010
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
Utopia - Asian Contemporary Art Group Exhibition
Mind Set Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Contemporary Value: a Processing History
Ever Harvest Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2008
Cosmopoli Sostenibile: Sustainable Cosmopolis: Eco-container Art Project
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Associazione Culturale Container Art , Genoa , Italy
2008
The Second Vision
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial
Tokyo , Japan
2005
Art of the “E” Generation in Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2004
The 11th International Biennial Print & Drawing Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
Top prize
Taipei Arts Awards
Taipei Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2008
 
The Liao Chi-Chun Oil Painting Award
Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Taipei , Taiwan
2005
Top prize
the 22nd Kaohsiung Municipal Fine Arts Exhibition
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2004
Honorable Mention in Print
the 11th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Taichung , Taiwan
2002
1st
Premio San Marco
Universidad de Salamanca
Salamanca , Spain
2001
 
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
The Rotary Foundation
Taipei , Taiwan
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131x97cm
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Coexistence
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oil,plank,
120x60cm
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Cookey and flowers in vase
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122x244cm
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Cookey, The Dog
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135x185cm
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Run, Cookey Run
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