Exhibition Event Title
尚扬·白内障—保鲜 Shang Yang · Cataract -- Keep It Fresh
Date of Exhibition Event
November 21, 2019 -- February 10, 2021
Location of Exhibition Event
巽汇XUNWAY空间, Shanghai, China
Mixed Media: paint on canvas and various packaings/wraps.
168 x 128 cm
Upon a traced duplicate of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated work "Mona Lisa (1503)", Chinese artist Shang superimposed various objects -- commercial plastic bags, advertisement flyers, food wrappings, Chinese festival accessories (the "Fu" paper cut), etc. The collaged objects give the Renaissance painting a decorative and modern cover -- much in the fashion of Patchwork Cloth (百衲布）(this textile practice, indeed, could be the inspiration of Shang's "Bride"). The spliced objects may play into Shang's symbolism for the Post-Modern societal structures -- different constituencies yet collaborate into an unison. (Yu, “大风景”：尚扬的艺术世界, 2008, from 《文艺研究》, available on http://www.artnow.com.cn/CommonPage/ArticleInfo.aspx?ChannelID=274&ArticleID=15015); see also (Wu, SHANG YANG: THE NEXT APPROACH, January 24, 2014, LEAP, available on http://www.leapleapleap.com/2014/01/shang-yang-the-next-approach/) (Jerry Wu'23).