There is no absolute binary distinction between traditional art and contemporary modern art. Tao suggests, “any of artistic work, no matter abstract, surrealistic, modern and etc., has its own origin derived from art history in both of East and West.
Born in 1956, Cao received his initial knowledge of arts regarding plain and three-dimension in Fu-Shin School of Arts. Then he studied in Dept. of Fine Arts of National Taiwan University of Art, dedicating himself in creation of three-dimensional arts. He has ever studied abroad in France, where he devoted himself in same field.
In the course of his education in academies, he learned traditional skills of East and West, applying them as main base of his creation. Cao firmly believes that the inspiration of creations comes from “thinking”, expecting himself may not only create the works that match rhythms of life, but also may become a pioneer who has own style and contributes to all human beings.
Cao suggests, regarding general sculpture skills, it is usually to make cray-sculpture first for small-scale work, and then to make wax module. Because wax module is so soft to be modified, so it may easily exhibit details. Then, take out module and fill gypsum or brass liquid. There are different ways of making creations according to dimension and measurement of creation. As time goes by, more and more materials may be applied to sculptures, even as Styroform. Sculpture is three-dimensional art work; various materials containing various materials, stone sculpture, wooden sculpture, brass sculpture or multi-material exhibit their nature.