PARTICIPANT / Yang Shu

  • Name Yang Shu
  • Country China
  • Vocation Not Available
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Yang Shu was born in Chongqing, Sichuan, China. A rebel against orthodoxy, his exuberant and unrestrained calligraphic style has been informed by a number of influences. Courting German Abstract Expressionism and American grafitti art, Yang is unafraid of appropriating wide ranging styles and tastes. He has been described by the critic Xu Sheng as ‘against idealism, but [he] does have ideals in painting,’ indicating the radically experimental nature of Yang’s paintings that nevertheless aspire to innovate new forms in painting.

A graduate of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Yang Shu has exhibited extensively over the past two decades, including solo shows at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu; Art Alliance, Zurich; Re-C Art Space, Chengdu; TM Project Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland; UBC University, Vancouver; Gibsone Jessop Gallery, Toronto; Z-art Center, Shanghai; and A&A Phoenix, Hong Kong. In 2013 he participated in the collateral event Voice of the Unseen at the 55th Venice Biennale.

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