Expressive Ink

Paintings by Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing


Autumn Song, 2018 Yang Yanping. Courtesy of the artist.
From August 10, 2019 until November 10, 2019
Yang Yanping and her husband Zeng Shanqing belong to a generation of Chinese artists whose early careers were stifled by the Cultural Revolution of Mao Zedong. From 1949 through the late 1970s, the People’s Republic of China regulated the lives and work of its artists, limiting their expression and shutting out international influences. As these policies were loosened, Yang and Zeng were able to practice their art freely in China, winning acclaim before moving to the United States in 1986.
Control, 2007 Zeng Shanqing. Courtesy of the artist.