Graduated from Oil Painting Dep of CAFA, Yan Bing had obsoleted media of oil painting at an early stage of his career. Then he devoted himself to a different kind of work, composed with materials like soil, fur, silk and linen. In the autumn of 2013, he renews the theme “My Labor II” in this new solo exhibition, two years after the previous one. The theme, as well as the titles of all his works, do not presuppose any presumptions. Through years of precipitation, Yan Bing is once again capturing a new calling of life force in painting.
On September 28th, 2013, Gallery Yang would like to present an opportunity in an original way, for the audience as intervening subjects, of entering Yan Bing’s works which spring from instinct, and invite experience of meditation. Yan Bing said, “I think, the reason why I repeatedly come back to depict these schemes and traces, is the fact that these schemes are undecryptable, and these traces are discernible evidences of my having lived. It likes depicting all my experience of life, with a blind joyousness.”
1980, Born in Tianshui, Gansu province, China; 2007, Graduated form Oil Painting Department, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; Now lives and works in Beijing.
2013 : “My LaborⅡ”, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China; “Superfluous Things, No.5”, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China; Art Beijing, National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
2012 : “Farming Poems: Yan Bing Solo Exhibition”, White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, China
2011 : “My Labour”, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China
2010 : “51㎡14# Yan Bing”, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
2009 : “Curated by Liu Xiaodong: Yan Bing / Temperature”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2013 : “Context of Contemporary Art – China Annual Art Critics Nominated Exhibition”, Xi’an Art Museum, XiAn, China; “Reunion Island Artist Resident Program”, Reunion Island; Art Basel Hong Kong, Booth 3D19, Hong Kong, China
2012 : The Fist”CAFAM.Future”Exhibition.Beijing,China
2011 : “Start from the Horizon: Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Since 1978”, Sishang Art Museum, Beijing, China; “Unexpected Issues”, Art Channel, Beijing, China; “51㎡: Sixteen Young Artists”, Taikang Space, Beijing, China
2010 : “Games: Young Chinese Artists”, White Box Museum Of Art, Beijing, China; “Work in Spreading: Images of Circulation and Retranslation”, Iberia; Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; “Two Sides of the Same Coin”, Chun Cui ART, Beijing, China; “YES AND NO”, Blackbridge OFF Space, Beijing, China
2009 : “Energy of time”, Chang Art Gallery, Beijing, China; “BLANK: Making Life”, INSIDE-OUT Art Center, Beijing, China
2008 : “How far from art Ⅱ”, OUR SPACE, Beijing, China
2006 : “How far from art Ⅰ”, Rain Gallery, Beijing, Chinas
About the exhibition
Duration: September 28 th – October 27 th, 2013
Venue: Gallery Yang
Opening: 4:00pm-7:00pm, September 28 th
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Yang, for further information please visit www.galleryyang.com.