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May 28, 2014 6:32 PM   Subscribe

Yang Yongliang's From The New World. It loses a little detail on the screen, since it is 4m by 8m. Try some detail here, here or here. posted by the man of twists and turns (6 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Holy. Cow.

Actually, the use of modern city elements, from skyscrapers and planes to slums and busted cars, composed and shaded to resemble the traditional misty mountain renderings is downright clever.

I can only imagine the full piece. Damn.
posted by djrock3k at 7:10 PM on May 28, 2014 [1 favorite]

oddly lovely work. thank you!
posted by korej at 7:50 PM on May 28, 2014

The title is 来自新大陆, which translates to From the New Mainland. 大陆, or continent or mainland is the word the PRC uses to differentiate itself from Hong Kong and Taiwan, and Taiwan and Hong Kong uses about the PRC, though with certain, more negative connotations.

Yang Yongliang is fantastic, and is represented by one of my favourite Chinese galleries, the Galerie Paris-Beijing.

Here's a link to his Moonlight exhibit, which I think is even more emotionally charged.

Prints are €13-16,000. If not for that snag, I'd have several already.
posted by flippant at 8:24 PM on May 28, 2014 [4 favorites]

Reminded me of Trantor, what it might have looked like towords the end....
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:56 PM on May 28, 2014

That's one hell of a Minecraft build.
posted by monospace at 10:05 PM on May 28, 2014 [2 favorites]

amazing concept, thanks
posted by telson at 8:16 AM on May 29, 2014

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