February, Breeze, Scissors
July 20, 2022 – July 23, 2022
London Performance Studios
February, Breeze, Scissors, Yu Yang’s solo exhibition
comprises new sculptural work and installation supported by London Performance
Studios through Seeding Space programme.
During the exhibition, his work exists as the main material
through which to consider the aesthetics of narrative in the visual art and
everyday materiality. Working with a wide range of existing objects, his work
speaks to the subjective auras of the items that circulate through our lives.
Yu Yang recreates these moments that we no longer see in our daily lives. The moments
resist an instantaneous reading, demanding time to decipher and search for
compositional footholds within their archaic atmosphere. The works in the space
bring poetry and imagination back to the ordinary through re-establishing logic
between things, encouraging us to reconsider our ways of looking.
Yu Yang is a self-trained artist based in London. He
identifies himself as a writer but uses the language of visual art. His
practice is based on the re-editing and re-enactment of everyday life, seeking
to refine its political and poetic essences. He explores the excess of visual
art in text and goes beyond the silent dimension of the object to reveal their
narrative potential. Through triggering fiction between the work and the
audience, his work challenges the traditional position between artist and
non-artist, artwork and audience, public and private.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include Family Life,
Cookhouse Gallery, London (2022), Street on the Walk, Willesden Gallery, London
(2022); Member Show 2021, GENERATORprojects, Dundee (2021); RSA Annual
Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture, Edinburgh (2021);
Recorded Action Web, Bbeyond, Belfast (2021).