Yang Yong Liang
Born in 1980 in Shanghai, Yang Yongliang graduated from China Academy of Art in 1999, majored in visual communication. He currently works and lives in Shanghai. He started his experiments with contemporary art in 2005, and his practice involved varied media including photography, painting, video and installation. Yang exploits a connection between traditional art and the contemporary, implementing ancient oriental aesthetics and literati beliefs with modern language and digital techniques. His work as an expanding meta-narrative that draws from history, myth and social culture, and plays out in the context of the city and its ever-changing landscapes.He started to learn traditional Chinese art and culture since childhood, the influence of which is seen in the form of his art: a sense of traditional aesthetics can be clearly perceived. In terms of media and content, however, it is brimming with a strong sense of post-modernism. Yang’s work has been exhibited at Moscow Biennale, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and National Gallery of Victoria among others and is collected by public institutes such as the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Born in Shanghai.
From an early age he was taught Chinese traditional painting, calligraphy and various art forms for ten years by Yang Yang who was a professor at Hong Kong Chinese University.
Shanghai Fine Art Institute, decoration and design department
Shanghai Arts & Crafts Vocational College, Visual Communication Department
China Fine Art Academy Institute, Visual Communication Department in Shanghai Branch
Set up his own studio with friends, took role of Art Director in the studio.
Started experiment and creation of contemporary art, such as modern ink painting, photography and video art etc.
Began working as a tutor at Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
Live and work in Shanghai