Stolen Time

Yang’s Materials series are an amalgamation of the diverse, the distant, and the disregarded. Formed of the lost fragments of urban life that Yang rescues before their inevitable disappearance – remnants of a building’s outer walls, scraps of wallpaper from an interior, the remains of antique tiles – these often silent, ignored objects are here magnified from the mundane, framed to acknowledge the immensity of the intimate.
(...) Yang’s works, however, show how the past, present and future are fused in the very materiality of walls.

- Rafael Schacter, 2017

Stolen times no.2 (Materials series)

found wooden drawer, collected objects from the former iron foundry in Berlin, resin_2018
49.6W x 49H x 12D cm

Stolen Time no.1 (Materials series)

Collected objects from street (Berlin and Busan, South Korea) resin, wooden frame

120H x 95W x 7D cm / 47.2H x 37.4W x 2.8D in

The silver box (Materials series)

65 x 54 x82 cm / 25.6 x 21.2 x 32.3 in

found objects from The Silver Building in London, solventfree epoxy, 2017


Filling potholes with resin and materials using peeled from the walls of different buildings in Besançon, France. 

Commissioned by Bien Urbain Festival 2018 

at Emile ZOLA street , Besançon, France