Tango, Gao Youjun(高幼軍) is a Shanghai-born artist, illustrator and author. He graduated from the Mathematics Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. After he discovered he’d rather be an artist than a scientist, he pursued his dream of drawing by completing a masters degree at the Academy of Arts & Design before entering the prosperous advertising industry at the end of the 1990s.
After being challenged by a friend in 2010 to draw one cartoon each day and post it on the popular Chinese social media site Weibo, Tango quickly gained global popularity for his quirky cartoons, which poke fun at the everyday routines and oddities of modern life. Tango, a critic of censorship in his home country, has also used his art to explore Chinese and American politics and society’s obsession with technology and social media. His solo shows have captivated audiences in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brussels, Cheonan Korea, Paris and New York. Tango is today one of the most popular illustration artists in China (微博漫画红人) as well as a renowned advertising creative director.
“My day is like my drawing, It makes no sense and is finally meaningless. This nonsense is the bittersweet truth, the most straightforward metaphor I’ve hidden in my illustrations.”
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