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.

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