Yang Qiong

Young artist, born in 1983, now live in Beijing


2004             Graduated from the Fine Arts School of China Central Academy of Fine Arts

2008-2009    Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, UK), As an international exchange student

2009             Graduated from the Sculpture Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts

2011             Graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, Fine Art, London, UK

Yang Qiong’s early works were clean and pure. He used synthetic materials like acrylic and ABS plastic to present a smooth and even texture. The shapes of his works are mostly distilled from daily life. Common objects like spindles and skin folds inspired “Distance”, “Island”, “Tiny” and works from the same period.

In solo exhibition “The Pond” in 2013, Yang Qiong’s works take antique home appliances(porcelain, furniture, statues and the like) as his source materials, weaving metaphorical images of “abandoned objects” and “empty pond” into the plot, to express a state of nihility of existence and stimulate the audience to reflect upon the relationship between “the past” and “the present that will soon become the past”. Broken porcelain pieces, shattered pottery figurines, wooden furniture remnants and new materials are resurrected in artists’ sculptures.

While borrowing cyber terminology, the 2016 solo exhibition “Ice Hole”(Pronounced as Shen Jing Bing, which is a homonym of “psycho”), persisted Yang Qiong’s artistic practice of traditional aesthetics and culture, and took old objects as its creative basis.

Yang Qiong was deeply impressed by the bonsais in traditional gardens when he visited Suzhou in 2014. Traditional bonsai and modern installations are similar in art forms, but in retrospect, the artistic concept bred in the middle kingdom put what meant to express beyond the subject. With that, ” White” began to take shape under the Chinese concept of creating environment.

As a rising young artist, Yang Qiong’s understanding of the nation, culture and times can be seen in his works. As the contemporaneity focuses on the “ego”, he is both humbled and proud of the abstruseness, the subtlety, the restraint and the reticence of traditional Chinese culture. Yang Qiong strived to “Bring traditional values back again” through his creations, which in turn showed his musing of the contemporaneity of Chinese tradition.

Yang Qiong’s works are collected by institutions and collectors in Europe, Japan, Taiwan and mainland China. His graduation work was awarded 2nd Place in the CAFA Graduation Exhibition and was collected by CAFA Museum.


Still Pond·Ying Qing (Misty Blue)

Ceramics (Song), crystal resin, elmwood, aluminium, PVC
110 x 150 x 14 cm

Slight Cold #1

China (Song), white marble, PLA, cement, steel
90 x 26 x 110 cm

Pillar 1#

marble powder, PLA, concrete, steel
90 x 90 x 10 cm

Pillar 2#

marble powder, PLA, concrete, aluminum
25 x 82 x 8 cm

Wall East

marble powder, PLA, concrete, steel
80 x 80 x 14 cm

The Nine

Marble powder, PLA, concrete, steel
120 x 90 x 10 cm


marble powder, PLA, concrete, wood
90 x 90 x 10 cm

Steps 2#

marble powder, PLA, concrete
56 x 18 x 53 cm

Main Ridge

Marble powder, PLA, concrete, steel
90 x 50 x 9 cm

Late Winter

Marble powder, PLA, concrete, steel
150 x 40 x 10 cm

Steps 1#

Marble powder, PLA, concrete
42 x 36 x 25 cm

Screen Wall

marble powder, PLA, concrete
15 x 80 x 6 cm

Each Other #2

Bowl (Song), Resin, Old elm
55 x 55 x 15 cm

Follow The Sun

Qing Dynasty Roof Statue, Rock, Crystal resin, Pine
100 x 100 x 16 cm

Friends from Afar

Pottery figurine (Ming), rosewood, ABS
130 x 9 x 36 cm


Erhu bow(1950’s), resin, old elm
200 x 24 x 5 cm

A Bowl of Water

Censer(Qing), resin, plaster, bronze
55 x 120 x 40 cm


Old objects in different time, immortal moss, acrylic
150 x 80 x 80 cm


Pottery (Yuan), ABS
36 x 24 x 32 cm

You Can Not believe What I Said

Porcelain bowl(Ming), ABS, copper, acrylic, pine
120 x 13.6 x 6.8 cm

Top Hat I

Guardian Lion (Qing), White marble, PLA
60 x 15 x 30 cm

Heavy Snow Pressure The Pine

Wooden bench (Qing), white marble, PLA
20 x 12 x 30 cm

Mushroom Cloud

Porcelain incense burner(1912-1949), ABS, stainless steel
75 x 36 x 36 cm

Hollow No.2

Bakelite, ABS, Rubber Spray-Finishing
100 x 100 x 8 cms



Selected Articles

The White – Introduction

Ice Hole – introduction

The Pond – introduction

Mental Imagery

by Sui Jianguo

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