340x 250 x 380 cm
Coloured Stainless Steel
Composed of fishing harpoons, the weapons used in the capture and killing of sharks, the twisted form of a shark suggests struggle and suffering. The interwoven mesh of harpoons describes the shark’s form and at the same time the destruction of the creature’s body. Strings from a fishing net hanging above hint at the danger of capture.
Born in 1979 in Inner Mongolia, Yu Yang graduated from Lu Xun Fine Arts Institute in 2001 and is currently living and working in Beijing. His artistic practice straddles both art and design, combining traditional Chinese references with contemporary themes. His work has been exhibited widely in China and internationally.
Moscow Image credit: Vladimir Klabukov