Yang Yi

1971 · China

Artist biography

Yang Yi is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in China. Yang Yi was born in 1971. Artists Wang Ningde, Su-En Wong and Li Songsong are of the same generation and same country as Yang Yi.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yang Yi's work is on display in two galleries, which are Galerie Richard | Paris in France and Galerie Richard | New York in the United States. Yang Yi's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Galerie Dix9 - Hélène Lacharmoise in Paris with the exhibition La fabrique du temps (07 March 2020 - 25 April 2020).

Currently, Yang Yi has one artwork for sale at Artland.

Historical Context of China

An innovator in technology and technical development in both the arts and sciences, China and its artisans have pioneered many astounding innovations. For example, true porcelain, with kaolin as the key ingredient, emerged in China in the early 1300s. It would not be developed in Europe with the same technical quality and physical properties until 1722, when the Meissen factory in Germany also unboltned the secrets of the recipe. In the modern period, China has remained largely behind its own closed doors. An Imperial power with centuries old traditions until the beginning of the twentieth century, China was subsequently wracked by civil war as Chiang Kai Shek battled the forces of Mao Zedong for the control of this immense country, its people and resources.

Further Biographical Context for Yang Yi

Yang Yi was born in 1971 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Yang Yi

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