"Imagined Landscape" is a series of photographs created during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the world was waning under uncertainty during the 2002-2021 lockdown, Yang stayed in New York at the time thinking about his birth town, Shanghai. The pandemic led to unprecedented changes in people's daily lives and Yang who has always found solace in his sanctuary of works over a decade, found it "too heavy" to appreciate. He began imagining a place filled with warmth, embarking on a new, charming, delightful, and more delicate color palette for the first time.
This series marks a breakthrough in his understanding of art under the impact of a pandemic year, full of changes, dedicated to a shifting world, especially for the ones who remain hopeful in our ever-changing world.