Taiwan / Male
1989 Pottery Sculpture Exhibition at Ecole National Superieure d'art de Bourges, Paris 1998 Campus Sculptural Exhibition at National Cheng Kung University 1999 Cross-Century Sculpture Exhibition of the Republic of China
There are three main thinking threads in Ta-Hao Li’s work: “Using the ambiguity of the design to imply a metaphor on human nature; using inner tension of the creation to express and dramatize human nature; reflecting human nature by the correlative interaction between the work and the environment.” When human body goes back to its most primitive and innocent form, it gets rid of the definition of external culture and symbols, and evades the supervision of ration and logic. This direct performance of the most melancholy and changeable human nature seems mute externally, but it contains an infinite vigor moving inside.Li explores not only the shapes and outline of human bodies, but also the movement of bones wrapped under muscle and all infinite dynamic exhibitions. However, the value of human body is not just its external look, but the internal ambiguity. Li believes that artists’ concentration on human bodies is rooted in the true desire toward human nature. Only when one finds life, death, love and lust could one hear those tiny breaths and sense the body temperature. Therefore, creation is not for shaping an ideal of beauty, but through it, we explore deeper into human nature.