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Yang Shaobin (杨少斌)

Yang Shaobin - Untitled, 2001, fiberglass on metal grid- from the editon of three, on a custom base, 70.87 x 55.12 x 62.99”, edition 3/3
Born in Tangshan, Hebei, China in 1963, Yang Shaobin studied at the Hebei Polytechnical University before moving to Yuanmingyuan, a village on the outskirts of Beijing, where many Chinese avant-garde artists were living.

He is a painter best known for his near-abstract portraits of deformed, ghostly creatures in red and pink (and more recently blue) hues. Yang initially worked in a cynical Realist style. The recurring use of red in his work symbolizes human vitality, capitalist greed, as well as the iconography of the Cultural Revolution. In a recent series of paintings and sculptures titled X-Blind Spot (2004), Yang examines the living conditions of coal mining communities in Hebei Province, Shanxi Province, and Mongolia.

His work has been exhibited at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, the Long March Space in Beijing, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo, among other institutions. He currently lives and works in Beijing China.