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Inflated Animals

Published on July 16, 2008

The Chinese artist Yang Maoyuan’s ancestors lived as nomads, wandering the steppes of Mongolia with horses and livestock. His grotesque and slightly comic work is being exhibited at Alexander Ochs Gallery in Beijing right now. Gives new meaning to “dead animals.” From the press release:

Yang’s series of inflated animals – horses, goats and sheep, inflated to monstrous size and sometimes in lucid colours – is concentrating on the past and family tradition. The work shows Yang’s personal interest in his cultural roots and the identity of his family.


Horse NO.2, 2001. Sculpture, horseskin inflated. 280×180×200cm


Horse No.3, 2003. Sculpture, horseskin inflated. 290×280×230cm

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  1. Fucatus says:

    Fucking brilliant!

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