Walking Project No.11 – Shark
180 x 240 cm
Neon lamp, oil colour, mixed media on canvas


The artist used an application called Codoon, which has a built-in GPS positioning system that tracks a person’s walking route. The artwork was created by visually mapping the artist’s steps. The final result is a neon light artwork, which shows the form of a shark. Once the line of the path had been made into the neon light image, the artist transferred it onto an oil canvas of a seaside. The audience can infer the meaning of the artwork by contemplating the image.



Yang Qian was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1959. He completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Florida after graduating from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Yang Qian uses his unique sense of observation and refined artistic techniques to create visually stunning and reflective works. He currently lives and works in Beijing.

Yang Qian - Walking Project - Beijing 2015