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REVIEWS

HONG KONG 

Schoeni Gallery

Yang Yongliang

Phantom Metropolis
YANG YONGLIANG, Cigarette Ash Landscape, 2011, Mixed media, 410 cm x 40 cm., Courtesy the artist and Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong.  

Yang Yongliang’s practice assiduously studies both the latest technology and traditional Chinese art and history, all in the hope of telling a more powerful story. For his Schoeni Gallery exhibition, one of five that the 31-year-old rising star mounted in September, the “metropolis” of the title was satisfied by imagery of teeming modern cities, while the “phantom” element suggested the infusion of

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