Modern and contemporary artists and art - Zhang Xiaotaoshineartspace.com
- Information on Zhang Xiaotao including images, biography and essays. shineartspace.com
-Deep Anxiety in Inner Heart On the Issues Consciousness of Zhang Xiaotaoâ€™s Art by Feng Boyi During contacts with Zhang Xiaotao, I sensed strongly that he is an artist full of enthusiasm and good at argument. When we are talking about the so-called art issues, or the state of reality in China, he is so talkatively repelling that no one could plunge himself into the conversationshineartspace.com
- Zhang Xiaotao: An Entropic Vision â€śBreathtaking (are) the scenes of an excessive, lawless life. They are filled with anxieties and restlessnessâ€¦ All is on the move, all is running, all souls fight and compete with each other.â€ť
This is Beijing; first impressions of the city that Zhang Xiaotao recorded on his arrival from Chengdu in 2002. The move had a considerable impact upon the artist and his work as the immense scale of the city and the frenetic pace of its development engendered new levels of social awareness within him. This is perhaps unsurprising as it here, in Beijing, the epicenter of Chinaâ€™s furious drive to compete and progress, that the negative impacts of such rapid change are particularly discernable. asianartnow.com
- San Francisco Bay Guardian By Sarah Coleman
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. This young Chinese artist, whose works are seen here for the first time in the United States, begins many of his paintings by taking diagrams from Chinese sex manuals.