YANG YONGLIANG « Imagined Landscape »

11/03/2023 - 22/03/2023

62, rue de Turbigo 
75003 Paris


Inspired by shanshui, classical paintings of mountains and waters, Yang Yongliang’s artistic practice reminds us of that of landscape painters. However, a careful examination reveals complex superpositions of towers, skyscrapers in ruins, electricity pylons and other man-made forms. While the ancients sought to convey the feeling of the immutability of nature through the stroke of the brush, Yang Yongliang endeavors to express in his digital landscapes this cycle of demolition and construction that is perpetuated before our eyes. The result is a work in which the appeal of urban modernity is simultaneously accompanied by an awareness of its fragility and impact.