After graduating from Hunan Art Institute, in 2002, he continued his studies at the famed China Central Academy of Fine Arts, in Beijing, specializing in oil painting. He has developed a style that is truly his own, using bold colourful lines in his portraiture, making it bright, interesting, and great fun. His work also addresses some of the real social issues facing China, today, like materialism, greed, and dishonesty. He also makes paintings of animals, like dogs, in which the animals show real character: these aren’t your grandmother’s doggy pictures. The animals are, merely, symbols for people, in various situations, in modern Chinese culture. Indeed, Tang, like most people, sometimes likes dogs more than people and thinks that we can learn a lot from them. Tang is currently living in a metropolis, where he got his inspiration from.
His portraits fall into the figurative category, and he draws his inspiration from the expressionists, particularly, Egon Schiele.He devotes his art to contemporary social commentary because he feels and is concerned about the subject of his work. He sees the fear and concern of his people about tomorrow: the future. While a few have attained great wealth, they remain in search of happiness. Most others worry about what, even, tomorrow might bring.
He is the standing director of the Hunan Art and Calligraphy Association, a member of the China and Overseas Arts and Calligraphy Communication Association, and a member of the Designers Association of Shenzhen. His works have been collected by people from about a dozen different countries, by now, even at his young age.