Artist Collaboration: Tamen
The Chinese artist collaboration Tamen is comprised of Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang. The group is also referred to as "Ta Men" and "They" which is the English translation of their name. They choose to collaborate in a way which makes the viewer think the work is being created by one individual. These two young men began working together based on their common understanding and ideal of contemporary art. Much like their presence as a collective which takes the focus off of the individual, their works do not place their subject at the forefront of each piece, sharing the canvas with a much more inclusive surrounding space.