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Yang Peng (Chinese, b.1984)
LOT ID: 78598
Why?, 2012

Oil, on canvas.
55.12 х 67 in. (140 x 170.18 cm.)
Signed, and dated by the artist on the work.
Lot description
Easily mistaken for a color photograph, "Why?" (2012) is a brilliant, large-scale oil painting on canvas by rising star, young Chinese Contemporary artist Yang Peng (China b, 1984). This work depicts a surreal moment in time, with repeated images of a young blindfolded man who struggles against this censorship of identity, while denizens of white feathers fall from the sky as if snowflakes, Yang's reference to the white dove and to peace. As with all of his works, "Why?" is a powerful visual metaphor for the censorship in China against the dreams and determined will of the younger generations living there today. "Why?" is unframed, measures 55.12 x 67 inches (140 x 170 cm) and is in excellent condition.

Yang Peng was born in China in 1984, and has grown up experiencing Chinese the integration of modern and traditional culture. In 2006 he graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China with his B.F.A., and in 2009 studied for his M.F.A also at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. Long before his degrees Peng's work has been collected and the subject of selected Solo and Group Exhibitions, most recently in the group Museum show, "We - The Value of Community", Chongqing 501 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China. His 2011: "Southwest Painting Art-Yang Peng Solo Exhibition", 3818 Space, 798, Beijing, China. Notable Museum and Exhibitions include amongst many others: 2011"Southwest Painting" Yunnan Culture Museum, Yunnan, China. "Art and Reborn-New Generation Exhibition", Huantieshidai Art Museum, Beijing, China."The 19th National Prints Exhibition", Chongqing Art Museum, China.2010: "Malaysia Art Fair", Exhibition Center at the Foreign Trade Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2009: "Art Shanghai", Shanghai, China."Cross-Border and New Picture Views-Southwest Contemporary Art Exhibition", Taipei National Culture Museum, Taiwan.
Why? by Yang Peng
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  • Why? by Yang Peng
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