Mengyu Yang’s (1995- ) works are about the tiny details that she notices in everyday life. They elicit some subtle emotions in her.
Not those extreme happy or sad emotions, but rather mild anxiety, curiosity, and ambivalence. Typically, this is the type of thing that we either ignore or forget about quickly. As a result, she attempts to capture and expand on those emotions through her artworks.
The end result is sometimes in standard format, but other times in tiny size but large quantity. So that the little things and details can power themselves.
Furthermore, she believes that the manner in which the work is presented is an integral part of it; with this format, she can experiment with her works depending on the space and mood.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp 09.2017-06.2022
Painting BA/MA summa cum laude
Horlait-Dapsens 2022 nominated
Hugo Roelandt prize nominated
Shanghai University 09.2013-07.2017
Oil painting BA GPA (3.71/4.0)
Wouter De Bruycker Fine Arts & Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, 12. 2022 – 01.2022
2022 AArt 11th Edition-New Talents, Shanghai, China 12.2022
To be Antwerp 7th Edition 2022, Antwerp 11.2022
2022 MASTER EXPO, Antwerp 06.2022
PALIMPSEST#2 exhibition, Hasselt 06-07 2022
Antwerp Art Weekend 2022, Antwerp 05.2022
Daemons always ask nicely, Antwerp 02.2022
Tram1 painting exhibition, Antwerp 02.2022
A painting exhibition, Antwerp 09.2021
Antwerp Art Sale, Antwerp 2020/2021
Shanghai Doller’s Pageant, Shanghai,China 2014, 2015, 2016
The First “绘创青春 ”Shanghai University student painting exhibition, Shanghai, China 06. 2016
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