Dimensions: 23cm (H) x 29cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 9.1" (H) x 11.4" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Pieces of "flesh" of irregular shapes are manually cut from the "body", with their surface roughly polished, as if for diagnosis and pathological analysis. After the polishing, some solid "calculi" are exposed which have firmly grown into the waxy fat-like substance, as if the "body" fails to digest some of the external information input into the system. These works probably convey a symptomatic interpretation of social reality and its development, which concerns not only the survival experience of individuals but also the anxiety about the restructuring of social structure and rights.
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Yang Guangnan was born in 1980 in Hebei, China. Yang Guangnan graduated from the Sculpture Department of the China Academy of Art with B.A in 2006, and the Sculpture Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts with M.A in 2009. Currently she lives and works in Beijing. Her works have been shown at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK; FRAC, Nantes, France; The France Art Center, Melbourne, Australia; Macao Museum of Art, Macao; International Art village, Taipei; UCCA, Beijing; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, etc.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Monet Garden.96 Dist., Magician Space, Beijing; Nothing, C5CNM, Beijing, 2020; Blind Spot, Fingerprint Gallery, Beijing, 2019; Dyspepsia, Taikang Space, Beijing, 2016. Selected group exhibitions include: Cold Expansion, Nanshanshe, Xi’an, 2019; Inner Scapes, Galleria Continua, Beijing, 2018; NOW: A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK, 2017; Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2016.
Taking the traditional language of sculpture as her starting point, Yang Guangnan gradually expands her artistic medium to installation and video. She investigates and elaborates upon personal experience in the everyday life, developing artworks that are charged with an emotional strength. Actively dealing with an individual’s living condition, identity, affects and temporal experience, the artworks are seemingly spontaneous and casual; also present and pervading in the artworks however, is a distinct, delicate, sharp, unyielding and resilient consciousness, that renders Yang’s practice utterly and patently singular.
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