Three decades of experience lead me to be numb today. I am running away from the mechanical and inertia thinking, avoiding single and general conclusions, and firmly and constantly seeking the real answer to convince myself about my thoughts. Linking up the thought result and the concept performed in the plastic, I am combing through my memories and expressing my thoughts with the use of the plastic, standing firmly in a state of confusion while firmly being clear. It is better to expose and criticize myself than to disentangle history, to establish an individual world value.
When creating a work, I have to refine the concept, to ponder the style, to tolerate production and to dismantle the barriers.
The rough light reflected from the unadorned world activates our paralytic nerves, and the personal texture, folding, the twisted, concave-convex, fracture, and broken surface of the works, is similar to the cerebral gyri and sulci and the uniqueness is imprinted on my mind.
It is stating the former brilliant times through the texture of overweight stainless steel and golden titanium. Even if it is radiantly shining, it will cool down over time. Leaving only the golden remaining light.
Duration: December 17 – 22, 2012
Location: Exhibition Hall of the 2nd Floor of School of Design, CAFA
About Qiang Yong
1969 Born in Shandong Province
1988-1991 Studied in the Department of Crafts and Arts, China Textile University (now Donghua University)
1991 Overseas studied in Japan
1993-1997 Studied in the Department of Plastic of Tokyo Musashino University of Arts in Japan and majored in Crafts and Industry Design, with a bachelor degree
1997-1999 Studied in the Department of Plastic of Tokyo Musashino University of Arts in Japan and majored in Crafts and Industry Design, with a master degree
1999-2001 Worked in Japan Sankei Com., Ltd.
2001-2004 Worked as a designer in Shanghai Shengcheng Space Com., Ltd.
From Sept. 2004 to today Worked as a teacher in School of Design, CAFA
2003 Works “New Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” won the Excellent Award in Chinese Post Personalized Stamp Design Exhibition in Taiwan China
1999 Works “Left Silence” won the Selected Producing Graduate Award in the Graduate Exhibition of Tokyo Musashino University of Arts in Japan
1998 Works “Encountering the immortal Cliff” won the Fine Art Prize of Ashahi Beer in the 3rd Fine Art Exhibition for Foreign Students from Japan Ashahi Beer Art and Culture Consortium
1989 Won the highest award from the Department of Crafts and Arts, China Textile University (now Donghua University)
1997 “Bridges Town” was collected by Matsuo Scholarship Foundation in Japan
1997 “Shigatsi’s Flat” and “Shore of Lancang River” collected by Tokyo Ginza Artist Guild Hall in Japan
1997 “Water Town” was collected by Yingshan Com., Ltd. in Japan
2003 Chinese Post Personalized Stamp Design Exhibition, “New Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival”, Taiwan, China
2001 Participating the design of the 21 Presidents Conference Hall for China Shanghai APEC Conference, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, China
2000 “2000TODAY’S ART TEXTILE-SUMMER”, “Shell”, Fiber Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Modern Fiber Touring Exhibition, “Untitled”, Tokyo, Kyushu Kagoshima, Japan
1999 Selected Works Exhibition from Musashino University of Arts, “The Left Silence”, Art Museum of Musashino University of Arts, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Kodaira International Exchange Art Exhibition, “The Legend of Zen”, Kodaira International Exchange Center, Tokyo, Japan
1999 “99TODAY’S ART TEXTILE-SUMMER”, “Skelton of the Earth”, Ginza MSB Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1998 “98 TODAY’S ART TEXTILE FORMATION X2”, “The Experience of a Seed”, Maronia Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1998 “Excavation” Solo Exhibition by Yong Qiang, GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
1998 “Space” Solo Exhibition by Yong Qiang, NW HOUSE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Group Exhibition of New Generations from China, Japan and Korea, “Shapes of World’s Gestos”, Wuyuan Art Museum, Tainan, Taiwan, China
1998 The 3rd Fine Art Exhibition for Foreign Students, “Encountering the Immortal Cliff”, Tokyo Hall Gallery, Japan
1997 Exhibition of Tokyo Musashino University of Arts in Japan, “108 Memories”, Asada Fine Arts and Crafts Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1997 “Trip to Japan: Exhibition of Sketch and Photography by Qiang Yong”, Tokyo Ginza Artist Guild Hall, Japan
1997 “97 Today’s Art Textile-Summer”, “Untitled”, Tokyo Ginza MSB Art Museum, Japan
1989 Exhibition of the Department of Crafts and Arts, China Textile University (now Donghua University), Shanghai, China