New York, United States, 1984.
He graduated from the State University of New York in 2006.
In 2013 he was awarded with the New Vision prize from the Art Museum of Xiangning, China, and his work forms part of the permanent collection at the museum.
He is interested in the abstraction of the shape and narrative as a means of creating dissociation and the incorporation of non-Western worldviews and cultural events in order to criticise the dominant Western paradigm and thus offer other ways of organising the world.
Charpa tells us that this in an artist that "explores, through conceptual methods, the relationships between time, memory, the contingencies of nature, the search for perfect conservation and communication of the intense process of physical change and decadence. The artist uses archival practices that attempt to standardise the ephemeral, and perhaps reverse random acts of coincidence and destruction, maintaining a particular dialogue with these inevitable processes of the physical world. Through the juxtaposition of natural phenomena with mechanical systems, Tang also indicates the ways in which we attempt to both find logic and domesticate empirical events that are immense in size and scale. He organises and applauds moments in our collective experiences, thus constructing a story that approaches the vacuum existing between personal and collective experience."
He currently works in Brooklyn, New York. Artist statement.
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