16.11.2016 — 12.02.2017

On Earth as in Heaven

Celebration of the artist's 60th anniversary

Yang Jiechang

Marais Space

On the occasion of YANG Jiechang’s 60th birthday, a solo exhibition entitled On Earth as in Heaven takes place at the gallery presenting around 20 works by the artist, from different creative periods, as dense in content as they are in expression.

Yang Jiechang was born in 1956 in Foshan in southern China where he lived until 1978. He was deeply affected by the Cultural Revolution proclaimed by Mao Zedong in 1966. After brifly joining the red guards in the 1970s, he quickly distanced himself studying calligraphy and deciding to study Chinese art history theory at the Canton Fine Arts Academy where he was also trained in the traditional art of ink painting. Gaining a considerable mastery of calligraphy and acute knowledge of traditional Chinese thinking, Yang Jiechang decided to be initiated over a period of several years into Taoism and Zen Buddhism which proved vital for the development of his formal language reduced to the essential. He emerged from this period firmly convinced that “traditional expression” in no way depends on a fixed form but resides in daily actions that evolve ad infinitum. “The real has no form” seems to be a leitmotiv for a body of work that has been developing for more than thirty years.

practical informations

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75 003 Paris – France
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opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 am to 7 pm

opening

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 6 pm

Yang Jiechang, Massacre, 1982
Ink and mineral colors on paper
129,9 × 125,9 in
Photograph by Marc Domage
Yang Jiechang, St Arbre - Feu Blanc, 2009
Ink and mineral colours on silk, mounted on canvas
107,2 × 55,5 in
Yang Jiechang, God, 2014
Ink and acrylic on canvas
16,9 × 11,4 in
Yang Jiechang, Self-portrait at Forty, 1996
Ink and acrylic on canvas
78,7 × 59 in
Yang Jiechang, Lifelines 2, 1999
Ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
90,5 × 232,2 in
Photograph by Marc Domage
Yang Jiechang, Tibetan Pavilion - Self-Portrait at Fifty, 2007
Ink and mineral colours on silk, mounted on canvas and neon writing
98,4 × 57 in
Photograph by Hervé Abbadie
Yang Jiechang, Hundred Layers of Ink - Magic Wand, 1989
Ink on Xuan-paper, mounted on canvas
70,8 × 37,7 in
Photograph by Marc Domage
Yang Jiechang, On Ascension - Two Clouds 20.03.2003, 2003
Ink and mineral Colours on silk, mounted on canvas
51,1 × 28,3 in
Yang Jiechang, Mustard Seed Garden, 2013
Ink and mineral colours on silk, mounted on canvas
70,8 × 88,5 in
Yang Jiechang, Oh, Diu/Oh, my God, 2002
Ink and acrylic on canvas
40,7 × 28,7 in
Yang Jiechang, Oh, my God, 2003
Screenshot

Video, 4 minutes and 9 seconds, loop
Yang Jiechang, Oh,Diu, 2003
Screenshot

Video, 3 minutes, loop
Yang Jiechang, I often do bad things, 1987
Ink on paper
6,6 × 4,7 in
Yang Jiechang, Je ne veux pas travailler (Tale of the 11th Day Series), 2010
Ink and mineral colours on silk, mounted on canvas
55,9 × 152,7 in
Yang Jiechang, Relics 1, 2014
Ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
24,4 × 55,9 in
Photograph by Marc Domage
Yang Jiechang, Relics 3 - Gorinto, 2014
Ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
24,4 × 55,9 in
Photograph by Marc Domage
Yang Jiechang, Difficult, 2010
Ink and acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas
41,3 × 41,3 in
Yang Jiechang, Landscape Da Vinci, 2009
Screenshot

Video, 21 seconds, loop