Beneath the Sky is a series of ink painting on silver paper, made in 2017. It all began with a discovery of a large roll of vintage silver paper in Kyoto, Japan. The paper is dated almost a hundred years ago, with oxidized mottled surface yet it all happened naturally. Their glossy texture reminds Yang of film photography. With the specially- found medium, Yang explores an alternative interaction between Chinese traditional landscape and a contemporary touch.
The classical presentation might seem to be transformed but its impact will always remain. In opposition to Yang’s digital landscapes, this painting series unveils a more emotional connection to the tradition.