Arts

Emotions and morality from beyond the clouds

Yao Cong explores the human body and the landscape by merging a myriad of mediums

Yao Cong delves into a myriad of mediums for his latest show Flies beyond the Clouds.

The Chinese artist merges video, photography and haunting still life in thought-provoking installations.

At the heart of his art are “questions of how the body and landscape are manufactured and deconstructed” today.

“[He also looks at] how the collective can influence an individual’s mentality through emotions and morality in the context of [geologic time],” the Capsule Shanghai gallery mused.

“Yao’s practice gradually enters a new fluid, hybrid structure, and points to the uncertainty of desire, anxiety and power,” it added.

Yao Cong’s Flies beyond the Clouds exhibition runs until August 28 at the Capsule Shanghai gallery.

Gold Words #8 | 2020

Material: Archival inkjet print, edition 3 + 1 AP

Dimensions: 106.67 cm x 160 cm

Image: © Yao Cong / Courtesy the artist and Capsule Shanghai

Flies beyond the Clouds

Material: Mixed installation

Dimensions: Unavailable

Image: Courtesy Capsule Shanghai

Gold Words #2 | 2020

Material: Archival inkjet print, edition 7 + 2 AP

Dimensions: 46.67 cm x 70 cm

Image: © Yao Cong / Courtesy the artist and Capsule Shanghai

Count | 2020

Material: Video 4K, edition 7 + 2 AP

Dimensions: Unavailable

Image: © Yao Cong, Courtesy the artist and Capsule Shanghai

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