yang yongliang: cigarette ash landscape
yang yongliang: cigarette ash landscape
jan 17, 2011

yang yongliang: cigarette ash landscape

in the installation by yang yongliang, three-dimensional collages of photographs take on the form of cigarette ash

in ‘cigarette ash landscape‘, an installation by chinese photographer and artist yang yongliang, black and white photographs are collaged and piled to mimic cigarette ash.

the tip of a huge cigarette sculpture hung vertically in the installation space is revealed upon closer view to consist of cut and layered images of city skylines. below, a pile of ash, composed of small rectangular image cutouts, sits upon a length of fake grass scattered with artificial flowers.

yang yongliang: cigarette ash landscape full view of the installation

yang yongliang: cigarette ash landscape detail view of the fallen ‘ash’

with a background in shan shui painting and chinese calligraphy, yongliang’s work juxtaposes images of modern, urban life with these traditional forms.

the structure, tones, and lines of his photography, for instance, are in the ancient vernacular, but treat as content cranes, cities, and street signs.

yang yongliang: cigarette ash landscape seen in profile, the ash creates its own landscape, recalling yongliang’s photography and digital artwork

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  • Excellent idea – realized beautifully! Congrats!

    Simon says:
  • awesome

    Onur says:
  • cool stuff!

    widya says:
  • really really creative and quite provocative, yang! congrats & my hat off!

    ps: now let me ask someone, if other visitors have the same incredible “blockade” thanks of such a
    script : https://www.designboom.com/js/jquery/jquery-1.2.6.min.js:22
    or similar “afterhead” or so on&so on?
    every time i try to open new page am completely blocked…
    i love designboom but somewhere there they are a problem…isn’t?
    anyway, if it’s “uniquely” to me, designboom is only one website with its incredible js problem!
    really damage, because nobody has sooo many time to wait when this or this or this script would be “available because he simply don’t respond”.
    sorry, I write here but it’s my such a desperate s.o.s!
    thank you!

    nerviewnewsers;-) says:
  • @ nerviewnewsers;-)

    sorry to hear about the ‘blockade’ issue, this is the first time anybody has notified us of this. what exactly is the error message you see?

    please can you let us know what browser you are using (check that you have the javascript plugin activated on your browser) and what operating system you’re running.


    andy | designboom says:
  • that’s absolutely brilliant, hats off !!!

    système D says:
  • brilliant. it’s really beautiful.

    relena says:

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