Yang Liming

Biography

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.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Yang Liming, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

2017

ANIMITTA,Triumph Art Space ,Beijing 798

2015

“Espaces Vivants”, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

“Write”, Poly Gallery, Hong Kong

2014

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

2013

Yang Liming solo Exhibition Galerie du Monde Hongkong

2012

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

2010

“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

2009

“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

2008

After Escaping from the Reality. Yang Liming Solo Exhibition, Triumph Art

Space, Beijing 798, China

2006

“Space。Flowing melody. Yang Liming 2003-2005”, ChinaToday Gallery

Brussels, Belgium, China

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

2004

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

Chengdu, China


2003

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

Hangzhou, China

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Encountering rhythm of time, Crossing Art, New York

2018

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

2017

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

2016

“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

2015

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

 

2014

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

Beijing
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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

“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

2010

“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

MuseumUlaanbaatar, 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

2009

“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

2008

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

2007

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
2005

'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

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

International Exhibition Center Shanghai

2003

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

2002

“Poetic Feelings, Poetic Meanings”, Chenfan Gallery Shanghai, China

Shanghai Artfair, represented by Nishiki Gallery Shanghai, China

1999

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

China

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