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Artist Yang Yongliang Imagines the Bleak Effects of Industrialization in Dense Photographic Collages

November 1, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Yang Yongliang, Endless Streams, 2017. Single Channel 4K video, 7’00”, © Yang Yongliang / Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing In these stark photographic collages that seem to possess the infinite density of a fractal, artist Yang Yongliang (previously) questions unchecked industrialization, the impact of climate change, and pressing social issues in his native China. Each image seems to suggest a post-apocalyptic future where the forces…

 

 



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From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang

May 28, 2014

Christopher Jobson

From the New World, 13′ x 26′ (400cm x 800cm), Epson Ultragiclee print on Epson fine art paper In his largest artwork to date, Chinese artist Yang Yongliang (previously here and here) just unveiled From the New World, a sprawling digital collage depicting an overpopulated, futuristic landscape completely overrun with construction, debris, and high-rise skyscrapers. The new artwork is a continuation of Yongliang’s ongoing…

 

 



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Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills

February 28, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Take a few steps back or perhaps just squint your eyes and these images by artist Yao Lu might resemble traditional Chinese landscape paintings of cliffs, waterfalls, and mountains. Look a bit closer and your perspective may change. Lu digitally assembles each of her images using photographs of landfills and other aspects of urbanization draped in green mesh to mimic idyllic scenery. Similar to the recent work of Yang Yongliang featured on…

 

 



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The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang

February 18, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 (detail) Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 (detail) Sleepless Wonderland, Lightbox, 2012 (detail) Snake and Grenade, Lightbox, 2012 Snake and Grenade, Lightbox, 2012 (detail) Wolf and Landmines, Lightbox, 2012 Full Moon, Lightbox, 2012 Bowl of Tapei No. 03, 2012 Bowl of Tapei No. 04, 2012 Chinese artist Yang Yongliang (previously) recently released three new bodies of…