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Yan Gi Cheng

artist  |  Yan Gi Cheng

Berlin

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Yan Gi Cheng's artistic practice aims to bring together and create new contingencies between art, philosophy, religion, science and design. His work explores the disparate trajectories across these disciplines, often forcing contradictory gestures and relations to coexist as one. Coming from both western and non western cultures has been a catalyst to find ways of making art which transcends national categorisation. Yan aims to gain a deeper understanding of the ... Read more
Yan Gi Cheng's artistic practice aims to bring together and create new contingencies between art, philosophy, religion, science and design. His work explores the disparate trajectories across these disciplines, often forcing contradictory gestures and relations to coexist as one.

Coming from both western and non western cultures has been a catalyst to find ways of making art which transcends national categorisation. Yan aims to gain a deeper understanding of the universal laws of geometry, which has been an underlying theme throughout his artistic evolution.

Geometry means 'measure of the world' and it has been an ancient practice of philosophers, mathematicians and artists since Egyptian, Indian and Greek times. Reality consists of pure essences or archetypal ideas, of which the phenomena we perceive are mere pale reflections. Through geometry, Yan seeks to articulate the metaphysical realms, thus a seemingly common mathematical activity becomes a discipline for intellectual and spiritual insight. Read less
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