1971 Born in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China
1995 Graduated from Oil Painting Dpt. Of Henan University, Kaifeng with a B. A.
1998 Graduated from Printmaking Dpt. of Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, Wuhan with an M.A
He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Li Tao explores mixed materials, media, and experiences. Through the combination and collision of various materials (wood, aluminum, iron, wax, to name a few) beyond the conventional, the optical and visual changes are explored. Contrary to the concept of traditional 3D sculpture, Li Tao’s works have a certain degree of planarity, but at the same time, a multi-layered depth. Moreover, as opposed to conventional standards, Li Tao pays more attention to the relationship between works and space. He would use the whole space as a canvas to construct his works, enhance them with more possibilities in a spatial presentation. He attempts to offset and eliminate tangible feelings of traditional sculpture to form a spontaneous combination of his ideologies with a new environment.
Iron, hard wood, acrylic, POM plate, fluorine plate, stainless steel
121 x 58 x 69 cm