Today is the opening of Yang Yongliang solo exhibition at Sophie Maree Gallery, The Hague. From 1 March till 19 April 2014, Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 – 17.00.
Yang Yongliang 楊泳樑 born 1980 in Jiading, Shanghai is a Chinese contemporary artist.
“Yang has exhibited in group and solo shows around the world. In 2012, his work was included in “The Printed Image in China, 8th–21st Century“ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.” Read his interview with Art Radar Asia, titled:“Tearing down the past to build the future”.
As a young student studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy before attending the Shanghai Art & Design Academy, where he specialised in decoration and design beginning in 1996. In 1999 he attended the China Academy of Art, Visual Communication Department, Shanghai branch. In 2005 he started his career as an artist with the stated goal of “creating new forms of contemporary art. During the time many experimental short films and artworks had been nominated and prized. Many of his articles were published in various magazines in the field. His book “Grand Church” was published as a teaching material.
Yang Yongliang creates his photographs using a digital camera. His many views of the cityscape are used as the building blocks for his works. The computer is his tool. He extends his digital photographic ‘landscapes’ to create video/digital animations. In Yang Yongliang’s video work, “Phantom Landscape”, the viewer encounters what appears to be a landscape painting. The mountains are composed of densely packed concrete buildings. The forest is composed of construction cranes and electric towers, and misty streams flow from contaminated urban waste. The scene that once was the inspiration for ancient poets is supplanted by a congested cityscape, filled with the too familiar concrete towers of modern cities and the atmospheric haze of pollution has replaced natural mists and clouds.
Sophie Maree Gallery
Muriel Mager and Ronald Schmets
Adress: Hellingweg 96D
2583 HD Den Haag, The Netherlands
0031 (0)70 3060681
Opening Times: Wednesday to Saturday 12.00 – 17.00