Sunday, May 23, 2010

杨泳梁 Yang Yongliang at Bund 18 in Shanghai

I dropped by the exhibit of my favourite Chinese artist 泳梁 Yang Yongliang at the posh location of Bund 18.

I bought a piece, Viridescence, Stock World (2009), earlier in 2010. But the piece I've had fallen in love with, which I had my hands on but changed my mind owing to the world teetering on financial collapse at the time, was one of Phantom Landscape series.

From a distance, these pieces follow the traditional Chinese art style of shan-shui (山水 or mountain-water), yet up close, they are composed of exceptionally detailed photographs that Yang took of the overly rapid transformation of the typical Chinese megacity landscape.

West Park Golf Course in Dalian

Donation to the Shanghai Mint -- from the Grandson who Named "Starbucks"

The Tip of Liaoning Peninsula -- No Longer an Off-Limits Military Zone

60th Anniversary of the Chinese Navy PLA

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shanghai Expo 2010 -- Canada Pavilion -- New Western Partnership

The three Western Canadian Premiers and Stockwell Day.

Mark Roswell.