Following the global phenomenon of Chinese contemporary fine art, Aura Gallery presents the work of a ‘post-70's’ artist Yin ZhaoYang at the Panorama solo exhibition in Taipei. On display, is a selection of dynamic mountainscapes or ShanShui, the artist’s latest paintings from 2013 onwards.
Yin ZhaoYang was born in the Henan Province in 1970, a painter of the generation led by the performance/installation-oriented works of Zhang Huan and Xu Bing. After studying at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Yin developed the ‘collage of ideals’ with a preference for effective imagery based on icons such as Mao Zedong, Tiananmen Square, and the flag of China. This may trigger a call to the western tradition of the 60’s and 70’s – political pop, kitsch or gaudy art, the works of Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol, where Mao is so often on display. Nonetheless, Yin reflects on these powerful imageries in terms of narrativity, aesthetics, and sentimental memory. On a quest to exploring their relevance and humanistic concern to a society and the inner self.
For Panorama, the scales of the landscape play a role of absorbing the viewer into the mountains and forests. While the heavy texture demonstrates a strong fascination with the technique of shaping classical scenery that resonates with national nostalgia and pride for Chinese culture and the very act of painting. “By reference, the act alone is already enough to inspire people”, explains Yin in an interview for ‘Art. Investment’. However, the paintings do not come out in a way of trying to depict the reality we know, but one that stands between the artist’s feelings, amplified through heightened colours, into an almost abstract image and the actuality of a scene we are rewarded to witness.
The Panorama exhibition is ongoing until November 19th, 2016 at the Aura Gallery in Taipei.
Open: Tuesday - Saturday / 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Venue: Aura Gallery - 1F No.313 Sec. 1 DunHua S. Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan
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Photos courtesy of aura gallery, Beijing, and Taipei
All works by Yin ZhaoYang (c)