“Early Works by Yang Jiechang : 100 Layers of Ink”
Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
June 8 – July 18, 2015
“Yang Jiechang : Good Morning Hong Kong”
Hong Kong Central Library
June 26 – July 10 2015
Yang Jiechang is enjoying two overlapping solo exhibitions in Hong Kong this summer.
Presented by Alisan Fine Arts, “Early Works by Yang Jiechang : 100 Layers of Ink” features his textured, early ink-on-paper paintings.
“Yang Jiechang : Good Morning Hong Kong”, presented with the collaboration of the French Consulate in the Hong Kong Central Library, shows a lively selection of the artist’s recent Works.
The works on view at the Hong Kong Central Library reflect Yang Jiechang’s erudite, multidisciplinary approach, and include a video installation and a monumental, 14 panel painting series, titled “Tale of the 11th Day”. For the latter work, the artist took inspiration from Giovanni Boccacio’s canonical novel “The Decameron”.
This sensual, utopian vision could be said to stand in sharp contrast to the world outside its edges, but Yang presents it in a spirit of optimism. Through it, he hopes to counteract what he describes as “a time of conflict and unpredictable change, where feelings of insecurity and disorientation prevail”, and bring some levity to life in Hong Kong.