b. 1980, China

Yang Yongliang Biography

Yang Yongliang was born in Shanghai in 1980. From his early age, he was classically trained in traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Like traditional landscape paintings, his works predominantly feature mountainous landscapes yet he exposes in the distance evidence of urbanization in China. In his practice he sought to use new media techniques to translate traditional landscape painting into contemporary times.

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He studied in the Visual Communications department at the China Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 1999. His first solo exhibition was held at OFOTO Gallery in Shanghai in 2007. He has since had solo exhibitions in Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Seoul and Melbourne. In addition he has been included in numerous group exhibitions since 2007. His work is held in the collections of most notably; The British Museum, Nevada Art Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, and Nevada Art Museum. He currently lives and works in Shanghai. 

Yang Yongliang Featured Artworks

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The Traces by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork moving image
Yang Yongliang The Traces, 2018 4K video
HdM GALLERY Contact Gallery
Journey to the Dark by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork moving image
Yang Yongliang Journey to the Dark, 2017 3-channel 4K video
HdM GALLERY Contact Gallery
The Immemorial-The Cliff 3_10 by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork photography, moving image
Yang Yongliang The Immemorial-The Cliff 3_10, 2016 Film on lightbox
29 x 29 x 18.6 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Intimate Scenery of Rivers and Mountains 2-5 by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork photography
Yang Yongliang Intimate Scenery of Rivers and Mountains 2-5, 2019 Ultra giclee print
150 x 450 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
The Immemorial - Other Shore 3-10 by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork photography, moving image
Yang Yongliang The Immemorial - Other Shore 3-10, 2016 Film on lightbox
29 x 34 x 18 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Time Immemorial-The Flock by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork photography, print
Yang Yongliang Time Immemorial-The Flock, 2016 Giclee print on fine art paper
80 x 100 cm
HdM GALLERY Contact Gallery
Endless Streams by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork moving image
Yang Yongliang Endless Streams, 2017 4K Video
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery
Vanishing Landscape—Shanshui #1 by Yang Yongliang contemporary artwork mixed media
Yang Yongliang Vanishing Landscape—Shanshui #1, 2016 Mixed media on canvas
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery

Yang Yongliang Recent Exhibitions

Yang Yongliang Represented By

HdM GALLERY contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China HdM GALLERY Beijing, Hangzhou, London
Whitestone Gallery contemporary art gallery in Taipei, Taiwan Whitestone Gallery Hong Kong, Taipei

Yang Yongliang In Ocula Magazine

Yang Yongliang In Related Press

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MoCA Shanghai announces 'Shanshui Within' featuring 16 contemporary Chinese artists Related Press MoCA Shanghai announces 'Shanshui Within' featuring 16 contemporary Chinese artists 25 August 2016, CAFA Art Info

On September 3, 2016, sixteen contemporary Chinese artists will display several of their works at MoCA Shanghai as part of the museum’s new exhibition, Shanshui Within. The works will provide viewers with the artists’ unique interpretations of traditional Chinese culture and how it evolved as a result of the rapid development of...

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CHINA 8: a survey of contemporary Chinese Art in Germany Related Press CHINA 8: a survey of contemporary Chinese Art in Germany 14 July 2015, CHINA 8

Press release courtesy of CHINA 8. Eight cities along the Rhine and Ruhr, nine museums, around 120 artists - the CHINA 8 exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art held in Germany to date. Alongside established artists, the positions of younger and newly emerging artists are also represented. Nine museums in...

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Ink Remix at CMAG: Chinese traditions remixed in cutting-edge collection Related Press Ink Remix at CMAG: Chinese traditions remixed in cutting-edge collection 1 July 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald

Delicate brush strokes on paper – calligraphy, lyrical subjects, perhaps woodblock prints on handmade stock. These are the things that most commonly spring to mind when it comes to Chinese ink art – ancient methods and traditional subjects, perhaps reinterpreted in a contemporary context but always recognisable. Recognisable and...

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Chinese at play defined in White Rabbit Gallery exhibition Related Press Chinese at play defined in White Rabbit Gallery exhibition 26 June 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald

Certain nations are not renowned for their playfulness. Nicht wahr? Yet this is not the case with the Chinese who found out many years ago the only way to make life bearable is to laugh about it. The Chinese sense of humour is robust and dark. It may have been this way from time immemorial, but was hammered into shape during the Mao era when the...

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