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HUANG ZHIYANG PAINTING WITH THREAD

This exhibition of carpets adapted from my paintings can be likened to a solo musical performance that strives to re-interpret a concerto. The result is a variation on the original score, where the artist, aided by 8 Nepalese technicians’ six months of weaving, creates an inspired piece, both carpet and painting, now woven as one. 


The painting will be reworked, re-interpreted and re-invented by traditional Tibetan – Nepali carpet-weavers.  The painting will undergo an aesthetic transformation:  From art object observed coldly at an aloof distance, to the warmth of what can be touched and is tactile. If a painting is cold, a carpet is warm, and the painting- transformed-to-carpet is no longer purely aesthetic. The distance between viewer and art object is reduced, moving closer is inevitable, and the soft touch of the carpet encourages human contact.


This cross disciplinary cooperation, bridging the gap between craft and fine art, has allowed me to broaden my art practice and lead me to a multitude of creative possibilities.


Thanks to Pékin Fine Arts Gallery and TAN and Temple东景缘, for their cooperation and support, and special thanks to the eighteen Nepali carpet weavers who went through six months of precision weaving, that resulted in this re-invention of my artworks.

2011, Zoon - Dreamscape, NO.1104

Rev.  1/8

C.No.  TD17015

Color  Original

W 3m x L 2m Surface  6sqm

Material 40% Tibetan highland wool and 60% silk

5mm Quality 150 knot/inch, 5 mm after knot

 Place of origin Nepal`

Huang Zhiyang, November 15, 2017


b. 1965 in Taipei, Taiwan, lives and works in Beijing


Huang Zhiyang's artwork bridges the holistic and organicistic world of classical Daoism, Buddhism and neo-Confucianism with the emergent and non-linear worlds of contemporary phenomenology, neurology, evolutionary biology and deep ecology. Although best known for his biomorphic ink figures and abstract paintings using high-gamut mineral pigments, Huang's artistic practice also spans sculpture and ecologically focused public installations in bronze, stone, bamboo and other natural materials. Regardless of medium, his work reveals a common "unity of the universe-of humankind, microscopic life forms, plant life, and all other forms of presence" (Britta Erickson).


In his native Taiwan, Huang Zhiyang graduated in 1989 from the Taipei Chinese Cultural University with his major in traditional Chinese ink painting. He was at the forefront of several artists who, in the 1980s and 90s, helped to build the Taiwanese contemporary art scene, resulting in his being included in the contemporary ink painting exhibition held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (1988). Huang represented Taiwan at the 46th Venice Biennale (1995) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (1995) and featured prominently in the Inside/Out show at the Museum of Modern Art P.S.1 and Asia Society in New York and the Museum of Modern Art and Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (1998). Huang's inclusion in the New York MoMA show was a privotal event in his career and he subsequently exhibited at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (1999), the National Taiwan Museum of Art (1999), the progressive Tacheles Art Center in Berlin (1999) and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (2000).

Zoon - Dreamscape,NO.0825

Rev.  1/8

C.No.  TD17013

Color  Original

W 3m x L 2.5m Surface  7.5sqm

Material 50% Tibetan highland wool and 50% silk

5mm Quality 150 knot/inch, 5 mm after knot

Place of origin Nepal

Three Marks Water Light NO.1302

Rev. 1/8。

C.No.  TD17010

Color  Original

W 2.5m x L 3m Surface  7.5sqm

Material 70% Tibetan highland wool (New Zealand Wool) and 30% silk

5mm Quality 150 knot/inch, 5 mm after knot

Place of origin Nepal

Zoon - Dreamscape,NO.1023

Rev. 1/8

C.No.  TD17014

Color Original

W 3m x L 2mSurface 6sqm

Material 65% Tibetan highland wool and 35% silk

5mm Quality 150 knot/inch, 5 mm after knot

 Place of origin Nepal

2011, Zoon - Dreamscape, NO.1227

Rev.  1/8

C.No.  TD17016

Color  Original

W 2.5m x L 3m Surface  7.5sqm

Material 55% Tibetan highland wool and 45% silk

5mm Quality 150 knot/inch, 5 mm after knot

Place of origin Nepal


In 2006, Huang moved to Beijing to broaden his exposure to the rapid developments in Mainland China. He held exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (2006), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei (2006), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing (2007). Huang showed for a second time at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and was included in the 4th Guangzhou Triennial (2012). During this time, his work was also shown at the Shanghai World Expo (2010), at FIAC (2011), at Art Basel Miami Beach (2011) and at exhibitions organized by the Fédération Française de la Couture (2010 and 2011).


Huang's works can be found amongst others in the UBS Art Collection, Switzerland, the Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany, the Barclays Bank Art Collection, Singapore, the collection of the U.S. Department of State's Office of Art in Embassies, USA, and the collections of the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan and the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou.


Huang Zhiyang is also the first artist from Taiwan who held a solo exhibition at National Museum of China and Huang’s works is collected by NMC. 


Six paintings of Huang Zhiyang will also exhibit at Temple东景缘.


 On the afternoon of November 26, Mr. Huang Zhiyang and Mr. Zhang Qi, founder of TAN Carpet & Home, 
would come to the exhibition to communicate with visitors from home and abroad. They will answer 
questions from the perspectives of creative painting and carpet design respectively.