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Mark Yang

Born in 1994, Seoul, South Korea

Lives and works in Brooklyn, United States

Overview

Employing the formal study of composition, colour and line, Mark Yang creates large-scale paintings that depict interwoven nude male bodies, addressing his identity as an immigrant, Korean-American man. The maze of faceless, tubular limbs painted in striking combinations of bright colours show men wrestling – or embracing – in impossible, entangled proximity. Subverting notions of masculinity, Yang alludes to male intimacy being more common in Korean culture than that of the West. Remininist of ...Read more