HUANG YAN

 
Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 4

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 4

中国山水纹身二套4 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 1

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 1

中国山水纹身二套1 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 2

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 2

中国山水纹身二套2 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 3

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 3

中国山水纹身二套3 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 5

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 5

中国山水纹身二套5 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 6

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 6

中国山水纹身二套6 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 7

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 7

中国山水纹身二套7 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 8

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 8

中国山水纹身二套8 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 9

Chinese Shan-shui tattoo 9

中国山水纹身二套9 Second set Photography 150 x 120 cm 1999

Body Shan-Shui 1

Body Shan-Shui 1

人体山水1 150 x 120 cm 2001

Body Shan-Shui 2

Body Shan-Shui 2

人体山水2 150 x 120 cm 2001

Body Shan-Shui 3

Body Shan-Shui 3

人体山水3 150 x 120 cm 2001

Body Shan-Shui 4

Body Shan-Shui 4

人体山水4 150 x 120 cm 2001

Body Shan-Shui 5

Body Shan-Shui 5

人体山水5 150 x 120 cm 2001

 

HUANG YAN    黄岩

 

1966 born in Jilin, Jilin Province, China

 

Huang Yan graduated from the Changchun Teachers Academy in 1987 and currently lectures at Changchun University in China. In 1999, Huang Yan began a series of landscape paintings on the human body entitled “Chinese Landscapes”. Upon completion, these paintings were then photographed, therefore creating a performance, painting, and photograph all in one. Huang Yan’s work references a heritage that is inherent in Chinese culture, especially that traditional landscape paintings have become the embodiment of Chinese art. Rarely used in the ancient culture of painting, the human body has played an important role in the development of contemporary art in China since the end of the 1970's. Huang Yan innovates tradition by transposing the art form onto the human body. 

 

FACE TO FACE

September 10th - October 31st, 2015

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China

December 11, 2013 - April 6, 2014