“When I am calm and meditate on my inner mind, I can feel a rotating space that slowly lights up and produces many more rays of light. What I paint is not just abstract painting, it is literally a "concretely" projection of what I feel. For me, absolutely all of these elements are tangible, including color, structure, circles or direction of light. "


Yang Liming was born in 1975 and graduated the Sichuan Art School, but quickly broke away from that as called the “Sichuan mei yuan Situation”, a phenomenon which leads most artists who are this generation, originally from this province to this situation and produce similar and not very innovative works.

In the early 2000s, he decided to study Western art, from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism and Cubism, and to explore these different  of painting in his own works. He also dabbled in dripping for a time, fascinated by the scope of dynamic lines in the construction of Pollock’s works. However, he quickly returned to working technique of line painting with an oil brush. But the “touch” does not satisfy him either. The oil brushes do not stretch out enough, he prefers the use of the Chinese brush, in a close style  to the calligraphy that he had practiced in his childhood. A great lover of Western classical music, he then discovered the enormous potential for “musicality” of the fingerboard. The painter’s gesture, like that of the calligrapher, expresses the “qi”, both vital energy and tone, to reflect his own sensations. The result is an image which translates in a “concrete” way the vision of this feeling. This concept, impossible to translate into French but which could be defined as an “analogy” or an “analogous image”, is therefore imbued with both precepts of Taoist Chinese philosophy, movements of musical composition and the calligraphic gesture. . Yang Liming’s work is therefore situated in the interrelation of the senses (sight, hearing), of the heart as a central element of the body and motor of emotions and of the hand, extended by the brush tool.

In 2006, the artist’s first series devoted to  expressing the of “analogous image” through the line essentially explored the structuring of linear segments.  A few years later, the artist’s perception gradually changes. Straight lines and right angles give way to curved and cyclic lines, to form spatial sets made up of rotating circles. These compositions are in reality the pictorial translation of the artist’s peaceful spirit. As he put it in a 2015 interview with Liao Wen, “When I am calm and meditate on my inner mind, I can feel a rotating space that slowly lights up and produces many more rays of light. What I paint is not just abstract painting, it is literally a “concretely” projection of what I feel. For me, absolutely all of these elements are tangible, including color, structure, circles or direction of light. “

The user of the colore come equally  reforces this volontiare to drowing the “tangible reality” of sensation. For Yang Liming, the red is symbolised the passion of life and fiver.  He explain some thing which was united to blood, porter de life but also sometime worry of pain.  As for black,  he represents a family. Infinite black is not something dark that would come and destroy us. In fact, it carries a heat and a light that emerges from inner part to come and help us. The different types of black, cold or warm, find their balance in the luminosity created by the color contrasts.

From the meeting and the mixure of these two colors are born vibrations, a real carresant wave’s the surface of the canvas like the concentric circles formed by a fallen stone in the heart of a lake.

Ricochets of the heart, energetic echoes of the hand on the surface to be painted, interrogations of the past meeting the present to bring out the future.

Analogy without references and doors open to the soul of the artist. Poetic as well as prosaic works. Living spaces.



Yang Liming, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

ANIMITTA,Triumph Art Space ,Beijing 798

“Espaces Vivants”, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
“Write”, Poly Gallery, Hong Kong

B. PROJECTS--N. B. YANG LIMING, Shangpin ARTS, Beijing, China

Yang Liming solo Exhibition Galerie du Monde Hongkong

“Red and Black” GREEN T. HOUSE LIVING, Beijing
, China

“From Back to Forth”, F2 gallery, Beijing, China
“Subjective Reality”, together with Feng Lianghong, ARTMIA Foundation, Beijing, China
“Abstract and gusto”, with, YangShu, ChengWenling, The central Book store Chengdu, China

“Remembering how the air shimmers”, together with Shen chen and He Peng, 1918 Art Space, Shanghai, China
“The Dialog of Yang Liming and Qiu Shihua. Black and white”, together with Qiu Shihua, Found museum Beijing, China

After Escaping from the Reality. Yang Liming Solo Exhibition, Triumph Art Space, Beijing 798, China

“Space。Flowing melody. Yang Liming 2003-2005”, ChinaToday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, China
“Space。Flowing melody. Yang Liming 2003-2005”, Jia Gallery Taiwan

“Presentation: Yang Liming and Shi Jindian”, Chengdu Art Now Center, Chengdu, China

Space.Flowing melody. Yang Liming 2003-2005”, Haishang shan Art Center, Hangzhou, China


Encountering rhythm of time, Crossing Art, New York

The heart leads the way – Contemporary art exhibition, Triumph gallery, Beijing
ZEN – Abstraction, Art Tianjin, Beining Park, Tianjin
Chinese News Painting, Fukuoka Aisan Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
The Green Ray II, Summer special group exhibition, Triumph Gallery

Interaction-Contemporary Chinese Art in Nuremberg, Konfuzius-Institut, Nuremberg
Colours From China ,Mossgreen-Webb's Gallery, New Zealand
Arts For Life’s Sake Yun Contemporary Art Center,Shanghai

“HEAVY ARTILLERY”,White Rabbit Gallery ,Sydney
“TRACES OF HEART”,Yuan art museum ,Beijing
“SUBJECTIVE REALITY”,Sheshan MOCA ,Shanghai/Forbidden City Gallery, Shanghai
“Natural Growth”,Chimney Art Centre,Shanghai
“SCENERY IN THE EYES”,Triumph Art Space ,Beijing
“CROSS THINKING”,Triumph Art Space, Beijing
“Changing @ Inner Needs”, LELEGE ART ,Beijing

Wiedergeburt Der Unsterblichkeit-Zeitgenossische Kunst aus China Muse Angerlehner, Wels, Austria
Ruins of reality, misguided Visions   Amy Li Gallery, Beijing
Post-Calligraphy in Chinese Contemporary Art Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn-Mehlem, Germany
Within Sight--Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era Poly Art Museum, Beijing
Blow Up--Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing
Within Sight--Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era Poly Gallery, Hong Kong
Within Sight--Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era Taylor Artist Association, Paris

Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair Shanghai, China
Art Taipei Triumph Art Space Taipei, Taiwan
Within Sight--Chinese New Painting at Post Financial Crisis Era Poly Art
Museum Beijing
Forms of the formless Switzerland
Forms of the formless
5:5Dialog--German and Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition
Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn-Mehlem Shuffling The Cards Gmunden Ausrian
Art Stage Singapore Singapore 2014
Serenity Coast Collector Sanya

Moving Beyond Chinese Painting 2013 Zhangjiang Contemporary Museum, Shanghai, China
Moving Beyond Edinburgh Art Festival Summerhall Edinburghn China
Forms of the formless TEDA Contenporary Art Museum Tianjin, China

Self-essence Naturalism TODAY ART MUSEUM Beijing, China
Close observation &Distant meditation CHAO ART CENTER Chengdu, China
Embedded creation Exploring the dialogue between corporate design and art UCCA Beijing China

“Salinen-symposium 2010” Kultur Land Salzburg Austria
“indispensable” The Wenxuan Museum oping exhibition Chengdu, China
“CIGE2011 Art Fair” F2 gallery, Beijing, China
“Red Gate Launch pad” Rrd Gate gallery
“Fine Art Asia2011” F2 gallery, Beijing, China
“Art TaiBei2011” Dialogue Space Gallery Beijing
“Graphology of Painting”, Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing Beijing, China
“The Will of China” Bloom Gallery Beijing, China

“And_Writers” 2010 Nanjing Biennale, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China
“Negotiations. The 2nd Today's Documents 2010”, TODAY ART MUSEUM, Beijing, China
“The 25th Asian International Art Exhibition”, Mongolian National Art Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongols
“Assimilating. Antiquity Depth in contemporary Abstract Chinese Painting”, Yuan ArtMuseum Beijing, China
“Rhythm of Time”, Czech Embassy in China, Beijing Singapore Contamporary, Art Fair F2 gallery, Beijing, China

“Lead up. The Exhibition of the Fine Arts Critic’s Nominations 2009”, Museum of Contem porary Art Beijing SH Contamporary Art Fair Found museum Beijing, China
“Awake future. Post-Art Show”, Laceleste Beijing, China
“Miletone”, Vanessa art link Jakarta, China

Art Basal Miami Beach, Byron Cohen Gallery Miami USA
CIGE 2008",Vanessa art link Beijing
“Art TaiBei”, Triumph Art Space Taiwan
2008" and Triumph Art Space Beijing, China
“Gathering and Uniqueness”, J.P Art Centre Taiwan
“Future SKT-Chinese contemporary young artists nominated Exhibition”, TODAY ART MUSEUM Beijing, China
“Towards the Post-abstract”, Pifo new art studios Beijing, China

SH Contamporary Art Fair, Enrico Navarra Gallery Paris
“Arts & Antiques”,
ChinaToday Gallery Brussels, Belgium
“In the mood for abstract”, 1918 Art Space Shanghai, China
“Quickly back(Fusion)Quickly enters”, Contrasts Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Flowing Melody/In The Sky”, Jia Art Gallery Beijing, China
“Image and Abstraction”, Liao Wen’s Studio Beijing, China
“Red Gate's 15th Anniversary Exhibition”, Red Gate Gallery Beijing
2006 “Zen and Modernity. The Inaugurating Exhibition of Jiang Art Center”, Beijing 798, China
Melbourne Art Fair Australia, represented by Red gate Gallery Beijing, China
“Contemporary Abstract Art Exhibition”, 3818 Gallery, Beijing 798
'South-West', Selected artists from South-West China, ChinaToday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
“Lineart Art Show”, ChinaToday Gallery Ghent, Belgium
“Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition", ChinaToday Gallery Brussels, Belgium
“E.J Art Space Opening Exhibition” Beijing “Ink,Wash And Emotion”, Biac Exhibition Center Beijing
“The Itinerant Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art. Living in Chengdu”, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
“Feeling Abstraction”, 1918 Art Space Shanghai, China

“2004 in Chengdu”, Blue Roof Art Center Chengdu
“New Experience Images”, International Exhibition Center Shanghai

“Chengdu Oil Painting Exhibition”, Sichuan Fine Art Gallery Chengdu, China

“Poetic Feelings, Poetic Meanings”, Chenfan Gallery Shanghai, China
Shanghai Artfair, represented by Nishiki Gallery Shanghai, China

“The 9th National Fine Arts Exhibition”, Sichuan Fine Art Gallery Chengdu, China