In 1958, he wrote to his brother: “I have found my vocation in painting…”. T’ang revealed a preference for gouache, watercolours and ink on paper. He combined the traditional Chinese abstract wash technique with the more lyrical and luminous styles of the West.
He developed an original pictorial space with the large 70 x 100 cm diptychs that characterise his work. Very quickly, he felt the need to pay homage to the Impressionists, whom he venerated, by painting on large sheets. From 1960 to 1965, he also produced a series of very small oil paintings. Oil is the medium of the West.