Yang Yongliang is a young artist from Shanghai who studied traditional Chinese art such as shui mo painting and calligraphy from his early age.
Yang Yongliang combines the traditional Chinese paintings with the modern Shanghai city life. Using a camera and a computer—and a knowledge of traditional Chinese painting traditions—Yongliang invents urban scenes. Yongliang produces artworks with a perfect balance between fragility and danger, beauty and cruelty. When watching the photographic works at a distance, they are dreamlike Shanshui paintings. On the contrary when looking at them closely, they become shockingly modern city views.