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A Story About Affection
2007-2009
BY
Yang Mao-Lin
A Story About Affection-Tragedy
2004-2009
Copper,Gold Foil,
A Story About Affection-Extraordinary Love Vajradhara
2007
Copper,Gold Foil
120x87x54cm
A Story About Affection-Beloved King Kong Vajradhara
2007
Copper,Gold Foil
110x110x60cm
A Story About Affection-Beloved of Mermaid Vajradhara
2008
Copper,Gold Foil
138x115x75cm
A Story About Affection-Joyful Frog Prince Vajradhara the Twelve Invincible Frogs
2008
stainless-steel,Gold Foil
151 x 112.5 x 66cm(主尊)
A Story About Affection-Joyous Sleeping Beauty Vajradhara
2009
stainless-steel,Gold Foil
119x75x71cm(睡美人與王子)
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What Yang Mao-lin is trying to say here is that since ancient times humanity’s shared and mutually cultivated feelings of joy, sorrow, infatuation and anger – so-called love – are just that pure and simple, at once frivolous yet deep. Over the long haul, what he has repeatedly experienced and is constantly relearning is that these originally imaginary love stories can often still bring out a lot of emotions in him. Whether with the three tragic love stories in copper or the three comedy love stories in stainless steel, he has used the form and postures of the tantric Laughing Buddha to “deify” them, imbuing them with the common thread of the Lotus Position. And as to one of the symbolic characteristics of Buddhist statuary – the backlighting of the holy Buddha – he has employed the flat surface techniques of relief sculpture and engraving to display a summary visual marker for the whole of the romantic love story, creating the effect of a symbolically sacred backlighting, expounding upon the idealized purity and sacredness of love in his mind’s eye.

ARTISTS
12 artworks / 205 exhibition
Painting , Installation Art , Sculpture
The history of Taiwan is replete with numerous cultural interactions, the constant interplay of which has resulted in the evolution of unique cultural DNA. Over many years, Yang Mao-lin has consistently used art as a vehicle to express his opinion ...
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Yang Mao-Lin, 2005-2007,
Yang Mao-Lin, 2003-2006, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 1991-1995, Painting
Yang Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2009-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2006-2009, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 1991-1995, Painting
Yang Mao-Lin, 1989-1991, Painting
Yang Mao-Lin, 2002-2003, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2012-today, Sculpture