Introducing the amazing images of young artist Yang Yongliang. A journey through the looking glass, where classical Chinese pictures are turned into a prophetic vision of a nearby future.
Yang Yongliang, China’s most promising young photographer was born in Shanghai. The mutations of his city have given him the inspiration for his highly detailed photomontages, iconic witnesses of an ever changing world where the city takes over nature, skyscrapers replace trees and cranes continuously reshape the environment. Drawing inspiration from Chinese traditional ink wash paintings, his works put him at the center of the emerging post-traditional movement. Ecological fables swarming with detail, Yang Yongliang’s photomontages link China’s past with its unique modernity, and point forward toward a disconcerting, disorienting future.
"Premonitory works? Yang Yongliang’s landscapes linger patiently: they are simply waiting for the world to end up resembling them. There is a profound truth in them which gives them a head start on their model."
Yang Yongliang : Landscapes
Text: David Rosenberg
Format : 11,5x16,5cm