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