Whitestone Gallery Taipei is pleased to announce the opening of “Journey to the Dark:Yang Yongliang solo exhibition”.
Yang Yongliang uses architectural images as brushstrokes; heavy mountain rocks with enriched details draw a faithful reference to Song Dynasty’s landscape painting. Urban development gives prosperity to city life although it imprisons many lives on the other side of the coin. Similarly, centuries-old cultural tradition in China has dignified profoundness, but it is always fraught with stagnation. Ancient Chinese people painted landscape in admiration of magnificent nature; Yang’s works meanwhile lead us towards a critical re-consideration on contemporary reality.
The exhibition will also showcase Yang Yongliang’s very first work based in Virtual Reality (VR) – Eternal Landscape (2017). In this work, Yang portrayed an authentic Song Yuan mountain landscape in respect for the golden age of Chinese landscapes. We cordially invite you to come visit this precious opportunity.

Taipei Neihu

 

1F, No.1, Jihu Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City, 114, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Tel: +886 2 8751 1185


Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Monday

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ARTIST

YANG YONGLIANG
Born in 1980 in Shanghai, Yang Yongliang graduated from China Academy of Art in 2003 majoring in Visual Communication. He started experimenting with contemporary art in 2005, exploring the use of various mediums such as photography, painting, video, and installation. Yang Yongliang exploits a connection between tradition and the contemporary, implementing ancient oriental aesthetics and literati beliefs with modern language and digital techniques. His work presents an expanding meta-narrative that draws from history, myth, and social culture playing out in the context of the city and its ever-changing landscapes. He is known for using architectural images as brushstrokes and his depiction of heavy mountain rocks with enriched details draw a faithful reference to Song Dynasty's landscape painting. Urban development gives prosperity to city life, yet it simultaneously imprisons many. Similarly, a centuries-old cultural tradition in China has dignified profoundness, but it is always fraught with stagnation. Ancient Chinese people painted landscape in admiration of the magnificent nature, whereas Yang's works lead us towards critical re-consideration of contemporary reality. In terms of media and content, a strong sense of post-modernism is combined with traditional aesthetics. His works have been collected by prominent public institutes such as the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The artist lives in Shanghai and New York.

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