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Gansu, China

Birth year

Lives in
Brooklyn, New York

Works in
Brooklyn, New York


yao hai, Chinese contemporary art, painting, Chinese artist, chinese ink, yaohaiart, yaohai, installation, ink, paper, abstract, modern

Chinese Artist Yao Hai  //  instagram@yaohaiart 

Yao Hai is a visual artist born in Gansu, China. He now resides in Brooklyn, New York

My work is an investigation into the interrelationship between lines, paper and oneself. It is also considered as corresponding relationships between heaven, earth and humans. Through the study on relationship between heaven, earth and humans, I find meanings to my existence. Through the study on relationship between oneself and the materials which I use as medium in my works, embodies one's value and elevates the cognitive ability towards the world.

My works stimulate viewers to re-interpret lines that appear in different life-forms. Paper, as a medium, gives line a texture and allows it to become tangible and touchable. Paper reacts with the lines I create that generates many possible graphic results. Light source casts shadow on the tangible lines to create another type of line that can be sharp and clear or soft and blurry.

From determining a material form to participating in creation of work, there are cognition process towards the material - Paper. The visual results are most of the time unpredictable and unintentional. The process gives me enlightenment that everything including materials we use to create are all living creatures. This is also one of the important message I want to convey through my works.


Recent Exhibits

YAO HAI participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2015 Open Call 2015 Exhibition
Coohaus Art Mora
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
Oct, 2014 Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound
The WAH (Williamsburg Art & Historical) Center
Oct, 2014 Over the Edge : Paperworks Unbound, juried by Claire Gilman
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center

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