HomePage Artists

Yan Heng Biography

Yan Heng captures his personal experiences and social ideology in his work. Yan Heng’s work is inspired by his ordinary and simple everyday life, as he combines people, used ob-jects and incidents that surround him in his life. Combining old broken electronic objects and painting in one surface, his works reflect the artist’s critical stance on man’s excessive reli-ance on objects that invade the human cogni-tive domain. The Geometric series criticize the learning by rote that prioritizes conventional delivering of knowledge regardless of individ-ual leaning ability and compulsory education which sets aside individual ability and character and functions simply for authority and social maintenance. Through combining faces that run contradictory and unrelated to each other, the artist encourages us to transcend beyond the confined realm of standardized ways of thought, to multi-dimensional world of limit-less thinking.

Yan Heng Featured Artworks

Phantasmic Beast by Yan Heng contemporary artwork
Yan HengPhantasmic Beast, 2018Oil on canvas
89 x 116 cm
Arario Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Yan Heng contemporary artwork
Yan HengUntitled, 2018Oil on canvas
74 x 101 cm
Arario Gallery Contact Gallery

Yan Heng Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Yan Heng, Absinthe 苦艾酒 at Arario Gallery, Shanghai
25 October 2019–10 January 2020 Yan Heng Absinthe 苦艾酒 Arario GalleryShanghai

Yan Heng Represented By

Arario Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Arario Gallery Cheonan, Seoul, Shanghai

Sign up to be notified when new artworks and exhibitions by Yan Heng are added to Ocula.


Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.