London Paint Club

Yaya Yajie Liang
Born 1995 in China | Lives and works in London, UK

“Nothing is planned, and there is no precise conversation. I just start from one point which leads to another. Temporality is an important concept in my painting.”

Yaya Yajie Liang’s paintings are brightly coloured depictions of imaginative figures, animals, objects and gestures. Liang explores sensations and psychological ideas such as control, power dynamics and dreams. Liang’s abstract paintings are informed by traditional Chinese painting techniques and philosophy that incorporate metaphorical signifiers and investigations of the Rhizome Network Theory. Liang’s paintings expand beyond the canvas, representing a metaphorical exploration of the mind, thought processes and human nature. 

Summer Palace, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
170 x 220 cm

Clarice Starling, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 60 cm

Ask Before You Bite, 2021
Oil on canvas
190 x 235 cm

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