In his studio solo exhibition in September 2012, YANG Zhenzhong has started to approach the theme of space and perception. The displayed art works in the exhibition include video installations of various tunnels, corridors and passages, all originating from a plurality of locations and connected to the scene. Furthermore, a series of painting installations, distorting and manipulating the visual space, is presented. In both the paintings and the videos, YANG Zhenzhong allows the audience to participate in and observe his artistic manipulation of urban space, while creating an unique relationship between the viewer and the viewed. Each art work alone can be understood as illustrating the flowing and changing nature of urban life through seemingly surreal, twisted and deformed images.
Richelle Simon in July 2013