MOMENTS | Collage: Yang Yongliang’s Urban Landscapes x Shan Shui Terrain Digital Collages
We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers.
Chinese photographer and artist Yang Yongliang creates collages using digital manipulation, and in one of his largest series yet, he embedded sprawling urban landscapes in shan shui-like terrain. Yongliang studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, so his collages often merge elements of traditional Chinese art with modern urban imagery. Chinese New Year is this Thursday, so in celebration, we’re showing our appreciation for Yongliang’s From the New World collage.
From the New World is a sprawling and intricate 13′ x 26′ Ultragiclee print that effectively spans the length of a U-haul truck. The scale of the project is familiar territory for Yongliang, and it’s necessary to see how the detailed collage fuses construction, debris, and high-rise skyscrapers with traditional Chinese landscapes—the past merging with the rapid expansion of modernity. The digital collage is part of Yongliang’s ongoing dialogue on the impact of unchecked development and industrialization, using the juxtaposition of digitally rendered urban structures and nature to drive home its potentially devastating impact.
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We’re not so keen on a potential dystopian future, but we really love the way Yang Yongliang merges traditional Chinese art with digital art. Whether you’re making art or making moves in social and environmental policy, get things done with a briefcase that combines natural and technical fabrics: blue leather with black neomesh.
[Photo source: The Creator’s Project]