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10/11/2022 - 26/11/2022

Contemporary - Painting


Various Small Fires presents Mark Yang - Lucid Dream

Tue-Sat: 10-6pm

Mark Yang explores the complexities and challenges of reading other human beings – a conceptual puzzle most of us are confronted with on a daily basis.

Frequently, the viewer cannot discern which limb is connected to which body - one sees gratuitous limbs, all tangled up, but still communicating through expressions, gestures, and postures. Yang renders each form in an idiosyncratic, angular, graphically stylised manner. His palette consists of dark purples, acid greens, bright pops of yellow and orange and red.

He combines fluid gestures, and undulating lines to create entangled, mysterious, asymmetric compositions that do not immediately give away the plot. For Yang, body language can be ambiguous, as can humans.


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