University of Applied Photography, The Netherlands
About Jay Tang
Jay Tang (1981) is born in The Netherlands to Hong Kong Chinese parents. He was raised with traditional values of the Chinese culture and grew up with the sober and open-minded attitude of the Dutch. The duality and, some times, contradicting nature of both cultures has shaped him as a person and as an artist. ‘Identity’ and ‘Legacy’ have become themes that are influential to his work, especially as he becomes a father of two.
Since 2015, he works on a series of abstract photographs, titled ‘Everyday Landscapes’, using everyday materials including paper, tissues, plastic bags and their shadows to create landscapes and calligraphy that harkens back to his heritage. The work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Chicago and Hong Kong. In 2020, he collaborates with Anita Neve Galerie, to produce his first solo exhibition.