Various Small Fires: Mark Yang

10 - 26 November

Various Small Fires (Dallas, Los Angeles and Seoul), presents a solo exhibition of Mark Yang titled 'Lucid Dream'.

Mark Yang explores the complexities and challenges of reading other human beings – a conceptual puzzle most of us are confronted with on a daily basis. Frequently, the viewer cannot discern which limb is connected to which body - one sees gratuitous limbs, all tangled up, but still communicating through expressions, gestures, and postures. Yang renders each form in an idiosyncratic, angular, graphically stylised manner. His palette consists of dark purples, acid greens, bright pops of yellow and orange and red. He combines fluid gestures, and undulating lines to create entangled, mysterious, asymmetric compositions that do not immediately give away the plot. For Yang, body language can be ambiguous, as can humans.

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Mark Yang, Anterior (night), 2022, Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires   
Mark Yang Lucid Dream
Mark Yang, Lucid Dream, 2022, Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires   
 
Mark-Yang
Mark Yang, Lucid Dream, 2022, Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires