Untitled (1999-4)

Untitled (1999-4)

1999
Artist
Yang Shaobin, Chinese, 1963-
Born: Hebei Province, China
Work Locations: Beijing, China
painting
oil on linen
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2001.882A-B

Yang Shaobin, Untitled, (1999–4), 1999. Oil paint on linen.  Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2001.882A-B. © Yang Shaobin

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
overall height: 102 1/8 in, 259.3975 cm; overall width: 141 1/2 in, 359.4100 cm; height: 102 1/8 in, 259.3975 cm; width: 70 3/4 in, 179.7050 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

This single image is composed of two parts of painted linen that fit together.  There are five grotesque figures painted in red that seem to hover in space.  The watery effect of the red paint makes it look like the people are bloody and disfigured.  The five people violently grab and bite at each other and their faces wince in anguish.  All the figures are painted on a dark red background that does not indicate any conventional space, but more of a theatrical backdrop where they stand out in dramatic relief, due to the density of the color.

Yang Shaobin was born in 1963 in Tangshan in the Hebei province of China. He studied at the Art Department of the Hebei Polytechnic School and graduated in 1983.

Exhibition History
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022