Yang Fudong, ‘The Coloured Sky: New Women II, 1’, 2014, Marian Goodman Gallery

Frame: 84 5/8 x 61 in. (215 x 155 cm)

About Yang Fudong

Yang Fudong is a pioneering Chinese filmmaker best known for his “Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest” (2003-7), a series of silent, multi-part, black-and-white films that follow a cast of attractive Chinese youths through several surrealistic scenes. Drawing influence from his training as a painter and photographer, as well as the work of Jim Jarmusch, Yang’s films are sequences of slow-moving, tableau-like dreamscapes, more evocative of moods and impressions than any clear narrative. As he says: “There is no result, no answer.”

Chinese, b. 1971, Beijing, China, based in Shanghai, China