Lives and Works: Beijing
Meng Yangyang was born in China in 1983. She graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 with a B.A. and a M.F.A in 2009. Currently, she lives and works in Beijing.
Meng Yangyang’s recent major exhibitions include: "Utopia & Beyond" (Castello Di Rivara Contemporary Art Museum, Torino, Italy, 2016 ); "Solitary · Body" (solo, Amelia Gallery, Beijing, China, 2015); “Utopia & Beyong” (Paratissima, Turin, Italy, 2015); “SHE · CONTEXT” (China City Pavilion @ 10th Shanghai Biennale, 2015); “Wishing the world treated you softly” (solo, L-Art Gallery, Chendu, China, 2014); “anámnēsis” (Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China, 2012); etc.
The new series of painting under the title of "Legato" is Meng Yangyang’s latest attempt to retrieve herself and return to the natural way of thinking, to re-discover those tiny cosmos behind ordinary objects.
Meng Yangyang’s approach starts from connecting the mind with the body, the mental with the physical. She struggles through the random and the restraint, persistence and compromise, to incorporate the emotional agglomeration of creativity in the picture. Finally, she turned from the hazy to the keen, forming her new understanding of objects, people and the universe.
The greatest satisfaction art gives Meng Yangyang is the process of making it. Only in art, she has the opportunity to think outside the box and taking risks like an adventurer.
Different images in Meng Yangyang’s paintings are like black and white keyboards on a piano. In the process of transferring the imaginative and the emotional onto the canvas, the images are vocalized, constructing the feelings of time and space between the object on canvas and the subject outside the canvas. Each image is like an independent keyboard played by a skillful pianist in the tempo of a legato. Here, Meng Yangyang plays legato with color and lines, halo and shadow on canvases.
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