2017.09.07 - 09.10 Shanghai Exhibition Center
Matthew Liu Fine Arts is pleased to participate in Photo Fairs|Shanghai for the third year. On view in the gallery’s booth in 2017 will be exceptional works by Ruven Afanador and Yang Yongliang. For this year we are delighted to present works from Afanador's critically acclaimed Torero sereis created in 2001, and photographic works from Yang Yongliang’s recent Time Immemorial series (2016) and Prevailing Winds, a seven minute video installation he specially created for Photo Shanghai 2017.
Born in Shanghai in 1980 and received a BA from the Visual Communication Department at China Academy of Art in 2003, Yang Yongliang trained in traditional calligraphy and ink and brush painting since a young age and formally studied computer imaging at China Academy of Art, Yang Yongliang has been creating stunning imageries that demonstrate both traditional literati aesthetics and contemporary methods and techniques. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Matthew Liu Fine Arts, Shanghai, China; Shibunkaku, Tokyo, Fukuoka and Kyoto, Japan; Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore; Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France; and at Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, USA. He has been included in group exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; Museum of Fine Arts of Lille, Lille, France; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, among many others.
Yang’s work has been acquired by numerous institutions, including the British Museum and The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Brooklyn Museum, NY, Museum of Fine Arts, MA, and San Francisco Asian Art Museum, CA, USA; DSL Collection, Paris, France; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Sydney, Australia; M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong, and HSBC Hong Kong, Shanghai, China. He lives and works in Shanghai, China.