Participating Artists

Bo Tan

Asian, Oil


Biography / Artist Statement

God blessed men by creating women. For me, women bring peace and beauty to this world. Thus, women have been one of the most pivotal subjects in my paintings.

For a long time, I have been seeking a way to represent the peculiar beauty of Chinese women in my paintings. In my Eastern Divine Series, I represent various Chinese female beauties by employing the western traditional easel paintings style. By exhibiting life-sized female Chinese figures, either nude or in traditional dress, I mean to juxtapose the natural and cultural aspects of the Chinese women. By using natural light from windows and the shadow in the background of my paintings, I strive to represent tranquil, serene, and elegant Chinese female characters in my works.

After 15 years of living in America, my experiences have a lot of meaning for me. In the future, I would like to meld American culture into my works in such a way as to provide a wholly new kind of visual enjoyment.