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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 opinions on a wide range of issues, from culture and environment to society, politics and history. Yang uses painting, digital works, installations and sculpture to voice ideas that go beyond openness and harmony. He also employs well developed methods to showcase rarely seen Taiwanese cultural traits and present alternative responses and reflections through art.

Creative History
Painting (1984-2002)

If we look at the early paintings of Yang Mao-lin, it is clear that the most important objective of “creating art” for him as an artist has been to facilitate public participation and speak to as wide an audience as possible.

In the 1980s, Yang’s works Mythology, Graphic Hero and Behavior of Game Playing detailed the eruption of violent conflict in the space between land and tradition, industry and modernization. In the 1990s, he created the Made in Taiwan series of works; Politics used simple yet explosive and frantic expressive methods to focus on socio-political issues in modern Taiwan; History juxtaposed and overlapped images to examine Taiwanese history; and Culture represented a change in direction in which the artist borrowed “popular” manga/anime and folk customs to detail the uniqueness of Taiwanese culture and its evolution from overlapping layers of cultural colonization.

Three Dimensional Sculptures, Multimedia (2002-today)

In 2002, Yang Mao-lin’s Ceremonies Before Rewarding ─ Inviting the Immortals III solo exhibition was his first effort at sculpture after 20 years of painting. Although the works in this period lacked the strong critical awareness that informed much of Yang’s earlier art, they were also much more innocent and romantic. In The Pure Land of Maha, The Wonderland in Saha World of Maha and A Story About Affection, he combined manga characters with Buddha thereby deifying them. However, this approach was not merely an extremely original way to showcase the diversity of opening in modern Taiwanese society it was also imbued with the artist’s own desires, spiritual satisfaction and redemption.

In 2009, Kill Alice represented a gradual movement away from a focus on external events in favor of a more inward looking and introspective exploration in the work of Yang Mao-lin. This is particularly evident in the way the artist deals with detail, his methodology and focus in The Quest for Mandala ─ Wanderers of the Abyssal Darkness (2015), which is clearly more inward-looking and refined. In addition, the deification and central role played by manga/anime characters has also been gradually reduced, with the diverse internal world and character of the artist now noted through references to deep sea fish, goldfish and tropical fish.

birth year
1953
Place of Birth
Changhua
Taiwan
Place of Residence
Taipei
Taiwan
education
1979
BA Department of Fine Arts
Chinese Culture University
experience
1985
Resigned
Artist Introduction 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 opinions on a wide range of issues, from culture and environment to society, politics and history. Yang uses painting, digital works, installations and sculpture to voice ideas that go beyond openness and harmony. He also employs well developed methods to showcase rarely seen Taiwanese cultural traits and present alternative responses and reflections through art. Creative History Painting (1984-2002) If we look at the early paintings of Yang Mao-lin, it is clear that the most important objective of “creating art” for him as an artist has been to facilitate public participation and speak to as wide an audience as possible. In the 1980s, Yang’s works Mythology, Graphic Hero and Behavior of Game Playing detailed the eruption of violent conflict in the space between land and tradition, industry and modernization. In the 1990s, he created the Made in Taiwan series of works; Politics used simple yet explosive and frantic expressive methods to focus on socio-political issues in modern Taiwan; History juxtaposed and overlapped images to examine Taiwanese history; and Culture represented a change in direction in which the artist borrowed “popular” manga/anime and folk customs to detail the uniqueness of Taiwanese culture and its evolution from overlapping layers of cultural colonization. Three Dimensional Sculptures, Multimedia (2002-today) In 2002, Yang Mao-lin’s Ceremonies Before Rewarding ─ Inviting the Immortals III solo exhibition was his first effort at sculpture after 20 years of painting. Although the works in this period lacked the strong critical awareness that informed much of Yang’s earlier art, they were also much more innocent and romantic. In The Pure Land of Maha, The Wonderland in Saha World of Maha and A Story About Affection, he combined manga characters with Buddha thereby deifying them. However, this approach was not merely an extremely original way to showcase the diversity of opening in modern Taiwanese society it was also imbued with the artist’s own desires, spiritual satisfaction and redemption. In 2009, Kill Alice represented a gradual movement away from a focus on external events in favor of a more inward looking and introspective exploration in the work of Yang Mao-lin. This is particularly evident in the way the artist deals with detail, his methodology and focus in The Quest for Mandala ─ Wanderers of the Abyssal Darkness (2015), which is clearly more inward-looking and refined. In addition, the deification and central role played by manga/anime characters has also been gradually reduced, with the diverse internal world and character of the artist now noted through references to deep sea fish, goldfish and tropical fish.
1982
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Initiator of 101 Modern Art Group
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2022
Mementos——2022 Yang Mao-Lin Solo Exhibition
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
Golden Raven, Lily and Clouded Leopard-Yang Mao-lin’s Solo Exhibition
Inart Space , Tainan , Taiwan
2019
Installation Project Wanderers of the Abyssal Darkness
Crown Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2019
Wanderers of the Abyssal Darkness II-Somber Seas
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Hybrid and Metamorphosis-Yang Mao-Lin's Mythology
Changhua County Art Museum , Changhua , Taiwan
2018
2018 Next Art Tainan: The Metamorphosis
182 artspace , Tainan , Taiwan
2016
YANG MAO-LIN:A Retrospective
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2015
The Quest for Mandala.Episode I-Wanderers of the Abyssal Darkness
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Kill Alice-Final Battle
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2010
ShContemporary 10-DISCOVERIES: Re-Value-Run!!!Alice
Shanghai Exhibition Center , Shanghai , China
2009
Temple of Sublime Beauty-Hallelujah
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2009
Temple of Sublime Beauty-Made in Taiwan Collateral Event of the 53th Venice Biennial
Sala S. Tommaso, S. Giovanni e Paolo , Venice , Italy
2006
Canonization of the Gods-the Pure Land of Maha
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Ceremonies before Rewarding-Inviting the Immortals III
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Yang Mao-Lin Solo Exhibition
Melbourne Art Fair 2002 , Melbourne , Australia
2002
Baby, You’re Amazing II National Taipei Art University
North and South Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Baby, You’re Amazing:Inviting the Immortals
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei
2000
Yang Mao-Lin Solo Exhibition
Tunghai University Art Gallery , Taichung
1999
VOC:Handle With Care
48 Exponzione Internazionale dArte, , Venice , Italy
1999
The International of Taiwan's Contemporary Art Vol. 6
MOMA Contemporary , Fukuoka , Japan
1999
Inviting the Immortals:Culture, Intercourse, Tayouan History
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1996
Tayouan Topography
Crown Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1995
Tayouan Memorandum
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
1994
Tayouan Memorandum
Crown Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1993
Yang Mao-Lin ‘86-‘93
Door Art Space , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
1993
Zeelandia Memorandum
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
1993
Lily Memorandum
Crown Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1992
Made in Taiwan-II Memorandum Section III
Taiwania Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1992
Made in Taiwan-II Memorandum Section III
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
1992
Made in Taiwan-II Memorandum Section I
Hsiung Shih Art Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1991
N Ways of Understanding Carrot
Windsor Collections , Taipei , Taiwan
1991
101Yang Mao-Lin One Man Show
Taiwan Provincial Fine Arts Museum , Taichung , Taiwan
1990
Made in Taiwan-I
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1987
Behavior of Game
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1985
101 Yang Mao-Lin One Man Show
Taichung Culture Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2022
How We Became Artists
TKG+ , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
The Hantoo Movement
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
A Song of Seas and Power: The flow of labor, goods and currents
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2021
Art Taipei 2021
Taipei World Trade Center Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2021
Hantoo 2021: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
Pingtung Art Museum , Pingtung , Taiwan
2021
Art Network Nodes
Ask Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
OldWays, Young Hantoo 2020
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2020
Selection of NTMoFA’s Collection
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2019
Art Reviews Beyond Discipline: Post- Martial Law and the Development of Taiwan Contemporary Art
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2019
SenDaiwan = Sendai+ Taiwan
KAIKON ART STUDIO SENDAI , Miyagi , Japan
2019
Painting from Taiwan
Eli Klein Gallery , New York , USA
2019
HANTOO 21st Century-Future Past
Moon Gallery , Taichung , Taiwan
2019
Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Movement in Taiwan: From Li Chun-Shan to His Disciples
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2019
Asia in Asia-Close by Far Away Drums
Gyeongnam Art Museum , Changwon , Korea
2019
Taiwan Panegyric
Tainan Art Museum , Tainan , Taiwan
2019
ANiMAL-Art, Science, Nature, Society
Taichung City Seaport Art Center , Taichung , Taiwan
2019
TAIPEI DANGDAI Art & Ideas
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
Poson
Taitung Art Museum , Taitung , Taiwan
2018
Taiwan in Full Bloom–Contemporary Arts of Taiwan
Taipei Representative Office in Singapore Singapore
2018
Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s
The National Museum of Modern Art,National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,National Gallery Singapore , Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore , Japan,Korea,Singapore
2018
Archipelago on an Island
Site-A gallery beneath the railways , Yokohama , Japan
2018
Fight Club–Hantoo 20th
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2018
2050. A Brief History of the Future
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Aggregation & Blooming: Artists Groups and the Development of Fine Arts in Taiwan
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2017
Phiau-phiet ê - Group Exhibition of Taipei ARTISTS
OpenSpace Bae , Busan , Korea
2017
Imagery of Yore in Rear View - Hantoo Art Group 2017/1998
Tina Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Taiwan Annual 2017
Taipei Expo Park Expo Dome , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
A New Vision of Printmaking
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
The Terrain of Taiwan Contemporary Art
Double Square Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2017
Cross the Strait
Run Amok Gallery , Penang , Malaysia
2017
Hardcore Rally with Hantoo Art Group
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2016
Border Crossing Post-Paradise: Hantoo Art Group and the Contemporary Art in Taiwan
Chiyukan of Kyoto University of Art and Design , Kyoto , Japan
2016
Traces: Sketch, manuscript & model of Hantoo Art Group
Arts Center of Hungkuang University , Taichung , Taiwan
2015
40 Years of Artist and Contemporary Art in Taiwan
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
The Other‧The Distance-Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
30th Yilan Fine Art Taiwan Artists Exhibition
Yilan Museum of Art , Yilan , Taiwan
2014
RE EXHIBITING
Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
Hao Han-Hantoo's Exhibition
Sincewell Gallery , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2014
RE WRITING
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2014
Jie: Boundaries of Self in Contemporary Art from Taiwan 1995-2013
Cornell University , New York , USA
2014
The Other‧The Distance-Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange
Hubei Museum of Art , Hubei , China
2014
The Pioneers of Taiwanese Artists, 1951-1960
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2014
Art Stage Singapore 2014
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center Singapore
2013
Taiwan 50 Contemporary Art Exhibition
ARKI GALÉRIA , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Intersecting Vectors-Experimental Projects from the TFAM Collection
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
From Subvert the Reality to Create it
Asia University Museum of Modern Art , Taichung , Taiwan
2013
Hantoo Lip-Tshù - toughened hantoo souls sentimentally settled here after their drift
FreeS Art Space , Taipei , Taiwan
2013
Horizon Realm: Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Tenri Cultural Institute , New York , USA
2013
Rolling! Visual Art in Taiwan
Seoul Museum of Art , Seoul , Korea
2013
Majestic Island - The Development of Modern Art in Taiwan (1911-2011)
National Art Museum of China , Beijing , China
2013
Majestic Island - The Development of Modern Art in Taiwan (1911-2011)
China Art Museum , Shanghai , China
2013
The Power(s) of Local and Elsewhere-The Sensible Coordinates and Paths of Contemporary Art in Taiwan
Pingtung Art Museum , Pingtung , Taiwan
2012
Art Taipei 2012
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Future Pass-From Asia to the World
Today Art Museum , Beijing , Taiwan
2012
SH Contemporary 2012
Shanghai Exhibition Center , Shanghai , China
2012
Unique Vision II: Highlights from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Collection
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
2012 Local to Local “Taipei in Busan-Hantoo Art Group invited exhibition
Openspace bae , Busan , Korea
2012
Manifestation of Homunculi
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Future Pass-From Asia to the World
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2012
Republic of China-Republic without People(The 10th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Sincere Subversion
VT ARTSALON , Taipei , Taiwan
2012
Time Games: Contemporary Appropriations of the Past
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
Future Pass-From Asia to the World
Wereldmuseum , Rotterdam , The Netherlands
2011
Animation + Comic + Contemporary Arts
Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
Art Taipei 2011
Taipei World Trade Center , Taipei , Taiwan
2011
The Sentimental Boys! Hantoo Joint Exhibition
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
Future Pass-From Asia to the World
Abbazia di San Gregorio , Venice , Italy
2011
TINA KENG GALLERY BEIJING
Tina Keng Gallery , Beijing , China
2011
Republic of China-Republic without People
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2011
China International Gallery Exposition 2011 (8th Edition)
Exhibition Hall of the China World Trade Center , Beijing , China
2010
Taiwan Calling:The Phantom of Liberty
Műcsarnok-Kunsthalle , Budapest , Hungary
2010
Measurement of the Other-Contemporary Art from Taiwan
Soka Art Center Beijing , Beijing , China
2010
Hantoo Art Group 2.0”(“See U Next Ten” -2010 AVAT Artists Exhibition)
Taichung Creative and Cultural Park , Taichung , Taiwan
2010
Amazement and Astonishment-Hantoo Art Group’s Adventure to the West
Chongqing Art Museum , Chongqing , China
2010
Clouds-Power of Asian Contemporary Art
Soka Art Center Beijing , Beijing , China
2010
Contemporary Art of Taiwan
Gyeongnam Art Museum Korea
2005
MS 8+5 Hantoo Mambo
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2005
Pingtung Peninsula Arts Festival 2005
Pingtung , Taiwan
2005
Contemporary Art from Taiwan at the Venice Biennale, 1995-2003
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2005
2005 Kuandu Extravaganza Exhibition of Modern Art in Taiwan
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
The Multiform Nineties-Taiwan’s Art Branches Out
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Fiction. Love-Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
The Transitional Eighties-Taiwan’s Art Breaks New Ground
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2004
Contemporary Taiwanese Art in Era of Contention
Herbert E. Johnson Museum of Art,Cornell University , New York , USA
2004
Brands of Epoch, Signs from Taiwan
Brands of Epoch, Signs from Taiwan , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
Play with King Kong & Barbie
Hantoo Art Group,Pier-2 Art Center , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2003
King Kong & Barbie Start Motor in Kaohsiung
Hantoo Art Group, Sin Pin Pier-Absolutely Art Space , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2003
King Kong Touch Barbie
Hantoo Art Group, Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2003
King Kong & Barbie 13, Hantoo Art Group Major Exhibition
Stock 20 , Taichung , Taiwan
2003
Epoques de la Peinture Taïwanaise
Montecatini Val di Cecina City Hall, Palazzo delle Prigioni, Shar jah Art Museum , Montecatini, Venice , Italy, United Arab Emirates
2002
Magnetic Writing II:Swirling in Light and Shadow-Gazing and Gazed Upon
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Oeuvre of Contemporary Art in Taipei Part I:Critical Reports
Hong-Gah Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Taiwan Political Art Exhibition
Jeff Hsu’s Art , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Art Roaming and Social Sensation-cultural observation for 8 kinds of art expressions
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2002
Taiwan Fine Art Band Exhibition
Fukuoka Asian Museum , Fukuoka , Japan
2001
Main Trend:Sailing into the new Century
Main Trend Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Fresh Goods-The Inaugural Exhibition of the Graduate
Taipei National University of the Art library , Taipei , Taiwan
2001
Waves Striking:One Hundred Years of Taiwanese Arts
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
The Darker Side of Playland:Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , San Francisco , USA
2000
PH Series-Neutrality
IT Park , Taipei , Taiwan
2000
Chi-Chi Ark Installation Exhibition
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
Taiwanese Art and Social Relationship
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts , Kaohsiung , Taiwan
2000
Thanksgiving
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts , Taichung , Taiwan
2000
Visions of Pluralism:Contemporary Art in Taiwan, 1988-1999
National Art Museum of China, National Museum of History, National Museum of History, National Museum of History, Art Centers of Tsinghua U., Chiaotung U. and Hsin-Chu Teachers College , Beijing, Taipei, , China, Taiwan
1999
Li Chun Shen Foundation of Contemporary Painting Prix Exhibition
Crown Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1999
Taiwanese File
Ayuntamiento De Zaragoza , Zaragoza , Spain
1999
Ouh La La Kitsch
Teda Contemporary Art Museum , Tianjin , China
1999
14th Asian International Art Exhibition
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum , Fukuoka , Japan
1998
1998 Tachikawa International Art Festival
Tokyo , Japan
1998
Taipei Modern Art Exhibition
Seoul Sejong Cultural Center , Seoul , Korea
1998
New Branches on Old Tree
Taipei Mayor’s Residence , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Hantoo Art Group Major Exhibition
Crown Art Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Gaudy-ism Taiwan
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1998
Reflection and Reconsideration-2.28 Commemorative Exhibition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1997
Taipei Modern Painting Exhibition
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall , Taipei , Taiwan
1997
Lantern of the East, 1997- the 4th International Art Festival Los Angeles
La Artcore , California , USA
1997
Sadness Transformed:2.28 Commemorative Exhibition
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1996
Fifth Moon Exhibition:the fortieth anniversary
Lin & Keng Gallery , Taipei , Taiwan
1996
1996 Taipei Biennial:The Quest for Identity-Identity and Memories
Taipei Fine Arts Museum , Taipei , Taiwan
1996
Taipei Modern Art Exhibition
Shanghai Art Museum , Shanghai , China
1996
Discovering the New Power of Taiwan Art
Galerie Pierre , Taichung , Taiwan
1996
Contemporary Art Trends in Taiwan
Shin Chuang Culture Center , Taipei , Taiwan
1991
 
First Lion Art Creation Award
 
KEYWORDS
SELECTED ARTWORKS
Mixed media
193.5x96.5 cm
oil , acrylic , Canvas ,
194x97 cm
oil , acrylic , Canvas ,
194x112 cm
oil , acrylic , Canvas ,
112x194 cm
oil , acrylic , Canvas ,
218x292 cm
acrylic , oil , Canvas ,
218x146 cm
Mixed media
Painting, 212x130cm x3; Installation, 152x92x92 cm, 180x180 cm
01 / 10
MADE IN TAIWAN—History Section: Yun Mountain Memorandum, Lily Memorandum. Zealandia Memorandum, Tayouan Memorandum
1991-1995
In 1989, Yang Mao-lin embarked on his “Made in Taiwan” creative period and in 1991 began to focus on “History,” including Yun Mountain Memorandum, Zealandia Memorandum and Lily Memorandum. In contrast to Yang’s earlier strident emotional expressiveness, these works are filled with calmer still life symbolic images which allude to the artist’s inner feelings. In addition, beginning with works such as N Ways of Understanding Carrot and The Phantom of a Deer, Yang Mao-lin began to focus on post ...
Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting ,
acrylic , Canvas , oil ,
116.5x160 cm
acrylic , Canvas , oil ,
208x292 cm
acrylic , Canvas , oil ,
194x260 cm
oil , acrylic , Canvas ,
194x260 cm
Computer graphic , Canvas ,
204x140cm x3
Digital potography
130x194 cm
01 / 10
MADE IN TAIWAN—Culture Section: Culture Intercourse Tayouan History—Inviting the Immortals I, Baby, You’re Amazing—Inviting the Immortals II
1995-2002
The “Culture Section” of Yang’s MADE IN TAIWAN series represents an important turning point in his work. His sudden conceptual developmen t and dramatic changes in subject matter were the result of enrolling at the National Institute of the Arts (today’s Taipei National University of the Arts), where he assiduously studied for his graduate degree from 1999 to 2002, and his incorporation of new computer imaging techniques. Unlike his “Political Section” cr itical of current affairs and his “Hi ...
Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting ,
Gold Foil
Gold Foil
Gold Foil
Gold Foil
Taiwan Juniper
73x46.5x28 cm
01 / 10
MADE IN TAIWAN—Culture Section: Ceremonies Before Rewarding—Inviting the Immortals III
2002-2003
"The Ceremonies before Rewarding – Inviting the Immortals III" series can be seen, on the one hand, to conclude the "Inviting the Immortals" series, and on the other hand, to pave the way for my next project. As the next series continues to develop, it seems as if these God-like cartoon characters were gathering together on stage to perform a play. With this series, he hopes to experiment on the interaction between tradition religion craft and modernity imagination cartoon and video games. ...
Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting ,
Mixed media
160x320 cm
Mixed media
175x350 cm
Mixed media
260x350 cm
Mixed media
190x350 cm
Mixed media
77x57 cm
mixed media
67X129 cm
01 / 10
MADE IN TAIWAN—Politics Section: Limbs-Trunk Sign Section, Slogan Section, N Ways of Understanding Carrot, The Phantom of a Deer
1989-1991
Words and phrases first started to make an appearance in Yang’s works in the early 1990s. Indeed, "Made in Taiwan – Slogan Section" (1990) contained the phrases “Made in Taiwan” and “Tomorrow will be better.” Interestingly, the artist continued to use “Made in Taiwan” throughout his extremely varied portfolio of work on history and culture. However, these phrases were not merely one of multiple creative elements they also served their own distinctive function and in addition to establishing a ...
Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting ,
YANG Mao-Lin, 2003-2006, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
YANG Mao-Lin, 2005-2007, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
YANG Mao-Lin, 2006-2009, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
YANG Mao-Lin, 2007-2009, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
YANG Mao-Lin, 2009-2011, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
YANG Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
YANG Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
YANG Mao-Lin, 2012-, Installation Art , Sculpture , Painting
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