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YANG JIECHANG, Underground Flowers - Self-portrait, 2004
Installation with bones in Doucai porcelain on pedestal, human size
YANG JIECHANG
Underground Flowers - Self-portrait 地下花 -⾃画像, 2004
Installation with bones in Doucai porcelain on pedestal, human size
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YANG JIECHANG, Heaven and Earth in One Stroke (Whip), 2017-2018, Ink and acrylic on Xuan-paper, mounted on canvas, 235 x 122 cm
YANG JIECHANG
Heaven and Earth in One Stroke (Whip), 2017-2018
Ink and acrylic on Xuan-paper, mounted on canvas, 235 x 122 cm
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YANG JIECHANG
b. 1956, based in FR and DE

Yang Jiechang grew up during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and the beginning of his artistic career coincided with China’s political opening in the late 1970s and 1980s. His first appearance in Europe and the trigger for his emigration was his participation in the seminal exhibition Magiciens de la terre in the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris in 1989. There he exhibited for the first time the series Hundred  Layers of Ink, on which he worked for a decade and which made his renown.
Yang is known for his proficiency in traditional Chinese media, such as ink painting, meticulous colour painting and calligraphy
. Nevertheless, he uses a large variety of media, such as installation, sculpture, video, and ceramic.Yang Jiechang's oeuvre explores the themes of spirituality and romanticism. He views his art as "participation" - a form of activism - with the goal to express compassion and revolt against any form of injustice.
YANG JIECHANG, Golden Day (Tale of the 11th Day Series), 2011-2012
Ink and mineral colours on silk, mounted on canvas, 
(Detail) 8 panels, each 244,5 x 141 cm
YANG JIECHANG
Golden Day (Tale of the 11th Day Series), 2011-2012
Ink and mineral colours on silk, mounted on canvas,
(Detail) 8 panels, each 244,5 x 141 cm
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YANG JIECHANG, INSTALLATION VIEW, 2018, sehr romantisch, SETAREH
YANG JIECHANG
INSTALLATION VIEW, 2018
sehr romantisch, SETAREH
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Past exhibitions
Group Exhibition
HEAVEN AND EARTH IN ONE STROKE
SETAREH Düsseldorf
SEHR ROMANTISCH
Curated by Heinz-Norbert Jocks
SETAREH Düsseldorf
20.12.20-21.01.21 ART PRESS
YANG JIECHANG

"Deviations of a Lettered Artist"
Interview by Jean-Hubert Martin

A year ago, Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jeager presented an astonishing show of Yang Jiechang, confronting the very different styles in which the artist works: traditional Chinese, calligraphic and gestural. The idea was born from a dialogue between him and Jean-Hubert Martin, whoe revealed him to the Western audience on the ocassion of the "Magiciens de la Terre" exhibition in 1989. The interview tool place in March 2020, read more here: "Deviations of a Lettered Artist".

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Kate Andrews, Transit, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm
Kate Andrews, Arena, 2021, Oil on canvas, 50 x 80 cm
KATE ANDREWS
HOVERBEAM, 2021
Oil on canvas
110 x 90 cm