The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 (detail)

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 (detail)

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 (detail)

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Snake and Grenade, Lightbox, 2012

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Snake and Grenade, Lightbox, 2012 (detail)

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Wolf and Landmines, Lightbox, 2012

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Full Moon, Lightbox, 2012

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Bowl of Tapei No. 03, 2012

The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang digital collage China
Bowl of Tapei No. 04, 2012

Chinese artist Yang Yongliang (previously) recently released three new bodies of work that will be on view at Galerie Paris-Beijing from from March 14th to April 27th, 2013. Born in Shanghai in 1980, Yongliang is known for his sprawling photographic collages that depict the devastating effects of uncontrolled urbanisation and industrialisation. At a distance the works look like traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy but when viewed up close, the peaceful mountains and seascapes are found to be choked with buildings, factories, and machinery. The images of above scarcely convey the detail in these pieces, but look at this high resolution version of Sleepless Wonderland to get an idea. Head over to Galerie Paris-Beijing to explore more of the three collections titled Silent Valley, Moonlight, and a Bowl of Taipei. All images courtesy the gallery.