Artwork

Yang Fudong
Yejiang/The Nightman Cometh no. 5, 2011

  • Black & White inkjet print
  • 101 x 180 cm
  • Acquired in 2014

Narrative imagery and memorable motifs, a classic black-and-white aesthetic, photographic series as filmic sequences and films that form photographic seen moments into a story, the transformation of critical themes, and luxuriantly poetic, almost meditative images – all of this could be said of the artwork of Yang Fudong (and all of it would be equally controversial).
To accompany the film Yejiang/The Nightman Cometh, 2011, the artist created a series of eight large format black-and-white photographs, which encapsulate, as it were, the atmosphere, motifs and scenic configurations, and the gaze directed at the individual protagonists, without any intention of providing “stills” that render the events of the film comprehensible. The two photographs which have been acquired for the Daimler Art Collection present us with the four protagonists of the film. Photograph no. 5 brings together all four people. At its centre, the woman in the classic white dress looks out silently at the viewer

Yang Fudong

* 1971 Beijing, CHN
Lives and works in Shanghai, CHN
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Yang Fudong
Yejiang/The Nightman Cometh no. 1, 2011
Black & White inkjet print
Yang Fudong
Yejiang/The Nightman Cometh, 2011
35mm black & white film transferred to HD
Yang Fudong
The Coloured Sky: New Women II, 5 , 2014
Photography, color inkjet print on Hahnemühle ultra smooth paper 305 g
Yang Fudong
The Coloured Sky: New Women II, No. 4, 2014
Photo-Inkjet on Hahnemühle paper

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