Liu Yomggang

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Liu Yomggang is a famous contemporary Chinese artist and sculptor. He combines the sole of Chinese and Western art, for which he takes Chinese words as the main resource and present them in an abstract way, and connect the mild gap between traditional and contemporary art. In his work we can see that many Chinese characters are being deconstructed and presented in a very modern way, without loosing it's own characteristics and is even given new connotation. For example, the sculpture was built with different sections of the word "love" in Chinese character and forms a sculpture that looks like people are hugging each other. The paintings are also created with different kind of strokes in Chinese writings, depending on its strength, width, radian and shade. These are all presented in a modern and novel way, which breaks the old rules and brings all these Chinese traditional quintessence such as character and patterns into the contemporary world.  

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