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Yang Yongliang: Saving Traditional Chinese Art From Extinction


About the Video

Chinese new media artist Yang Yongliang was classically trained in Chinese painting and calligraphy from a very young age but uses digital tools to capture that time-tested aesthetic. Traditional Chinese culture permeates his cutting-edge creative process, using new techniques and software to interpret older forms, like Chinese landscape paintings.

Take sneak peak at one of his new intricate animations, and follow us to a recently demolished subway station, where he captures the conflict between nature and urbanity.


At a glance

Animating ancient Chinese artforms.

Name: Yang Yongliang
Location: Shanghai, China
Profession: Visual artist, photographer
Notable exhibitions: "Moonlight" (2012); "The Peach Blossom Colony" (2011); "Artificial Wonderland" (2010); "Heavenly City"(2008)
Connect: Weibo
Pictured: Still from Phantom Landscape, 2010.