b. 1956, China

Yang Jiechang Biography

Trained in the tradition of Chinese calligrapy, Yang Jiechang notes that this formative experience, and his career in the Red Guard, gave him a strong sense of local identity as a Catonese artist. As a hotbed for revolutionaries and social reformation, the identification of Canton as an epicentre for cultural production remains central to Yang's practice. Selected for the Magiciens de la Terre (1989) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Yang now works across video, sculpture, and installation as well as traditional ink painting. His works attempt to reintroduce Canton as an alternative to the Madarin oriented history of China. This is particulary relevant as the regulation and representation of Chinese culture becomes increasingly fraught.

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Currently living between Paris and Heidelberg, Yang infuses local references and literati painting concerns with a wider, Western art historical narrative. His works priviledge process as an end result whilst also challenging normative viewing expectations. His works seek to subvert claims on cultural genealogy and reposition diverse artistic threads.Yang recently participated in Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China (2013), an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and has exhibited extensively across France, China and the Netherlands.

Yang Jiechang Featured Artworks

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Heaven and Earth in One Stroke (Whip) by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Yang Jiechang Heaven and Earth in One Stroke (Whip), 2017–2018 Ink and acrylic on Xuan-paper, mounted on canvas
235 x 122 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery
Lifelines 1 by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Yang Jiechang Lifelines 1, 1999 Ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
230 x 590 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery
Stranger than Paradise - Twin Peaks by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Yang Jiechang Stranger than Paradise - Twin Peaks, 2009 Ink and mineral colours on silk, mounted on canvas
95.5 x 121.5 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery
Oh My God by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork painting, drawing
Yang Jiechang Oh My God, 2002 Ink and acrylic on canvas
45.5 x 48.5 cm
Asia Art Archive
Square 2 by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork works on paper
Yang Jiechang Square 2, 1992-94 Chinese ink on Xuan paper, gauze
41 x 41 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Square 3 by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork works on paper
Yang Jiechang Square 3, 1992-94 Chinese ink on Xuan paper, gauze
41 x 41 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Good Morning Hong Kong 2019 01.07. by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork works on paper
Yang Jiechang Good Morning Hong Kong 2019 01.07., 2019 Ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
70 x 107.6 cm
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Asia Art Archive
Tale of the Eleventh Day Mustard Seed Farden by Yang Jiechang contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Yang Jiechang Tale of the Eleventh Day Mustard Seed Farden, 2016–2018 Ink and mineral colours on silk
210 x 700 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery

Yang Jiechang Recent Exhibitions

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Yang Jiechang Represented By

SETAREH contemporary art gallery in Düsseldorf, Germany
SETAREH Berlin, Düsseldorf
Tang Contemporary Art contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China
Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong

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