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Huang Yan

Mao with Dragons, 2010

Mixed media archival inkjet print and screenprint in colors on MFA archival custom paper
42 1/2 × 34 in
108 × 86.4 cm
Edition of 200 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,000 - 2,500
location
New York City, Athens, London
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IFAC Arts
New York City, Athens, +1 more
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Mao with Dragons: todays generation sees mao fading into oblivion and they want to get back to their ancestral
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Huang Yan is a multimedia artist, Taoist, and businessman based in Beijing. He graduated from the Changchun Normal Academy in 1987, and is currently a lecturer at Changchun University.

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34 3/4 x 31 7/8in sheet 42 1/2 x 34in
Huang Yan
Chinese, b. 1966
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With works rife with references to Chinese history and cultural traditions, Huang Yan honors the values of his country’s past while exploring their place within contemporary China. Among his best-known projects is his “Chinese Landscapes” series, begun in 1999. Combining photography, painting, and body art, it features color photographs of himself and others covered not with clothing but with landscape paintings executed in the traditional style. While transposing such paintings onto the nude body—a taboo subject not incorporated into Chinese art until the 1970s—may be seen as radical, for Huang it illustrates an urgent message. In all of his work, he aims to remind his fellow citizens of the preciousness of China’s artistic, philosophical, and social heritage. “Landscape is […] my resistance against worldly conflicts and a way of releasing my Chan ideas,” he once stated.

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IFAC Arts
New York City, Athens, +1 more
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Mao with Dragons: todays generation sees mao fading into oblivion and they want to get back to …

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Mao with Dragons: todays generation sees mao fading into oblivion and they want to get back to their ancestral
roots.

Huang Yan is a multimedia artist, Taoist, and businessman based in Beijing. He graduated from the Changchun Normal Academy in 1987, and is currently a lecturer at Changchun University.

Series
34 3/4 x 31 7/8in sheet 42 1/2 x 34in
Huang Yan
Chinese, b. 1966
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With works rife with references to Chinese history and cultural traditions, Huang Yan honors the values of his country’s past while exploring their place within contemporary China. Among his best-known projects is his “Chinese Landscapes” series, begun in 1999. Combining photography, painting, and body art, it features color photographs of himself and others covered not with clothing but with landscape paintings executed in the traditional style. While transposing such paintings onto the nude body—a taboo subject not incorporated into Chinese art until the 1970s—may be seen as radical, for Huang it illustrates an urgent message. In all of his work, he aims to remind his fellow citizens of the preciousness of China’s artistic, philosophical, and social heritage. “Landscape is […] my resistance against worldly conflicts and a way of releasing my Chan ideas,” he once stated.

Huang Yan

Mao with Dragons, 2010

Mixed media archival inkjet print and screenprint in colors on MFA archival custom paper
42 1/2 × 34 in
108 × 86.4 cm
Edition of 200 + 20AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,000 - 2,500
location
New York City, Athens, London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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