Yu Yang, born in 1979 in the city of Ulanhot in Inner Mongolia Province. Member of the COLD INK art group, working and living in Beijing.


Yu Yang’s works of the colour stripes are mainly coloured wooden stripes formed in a checkered pattern calling to mind minimalism and abstract expressionism. The spacing between the wooden stripes, the transition between the stripes of colours, and the overlapping of space and colours within the frame form a space of interwoven colours, carrying a touch of the hue displacement and the hollowed-out window-framing typical in Chinese culture in addition to the inspiration from the above Western artistic movements. The alternating colours create a unique aesthetic sense of space.