Yang Shen, born in 1973 in Beijing, graduated from the Mural Art department of Central Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Beijing. Yang Shen’s paintings focus on the connection between personal memories, experiences, fantasies and historical times. Through continuous practice and unceasing exploration of painting language, Yang has gradually established a unique personal style. His paintings are profoundly narrative-oriented, using illusory imagination to transform daily scenes into absurd and surrealistic visual experiences. He excels in juxtaposing cinematic elements, science fiction scenes and characters bearing the marks of time, to create fantastical surrealistic pictures.

His exhibitions include: “Spring Rhapsody”, KWM Art Center, Beijing, 2022; “Tangle of Revolution and Political Soul”, SGA, Shanghai, China, 2021; “Meeting the Future – International Exhibition for Contemporary Art”, S x V Museum of Modern Art, Qingdao, China, 2019; “An Opera for Animals”, Rockbund Museum, Shanghai, China, 2019; Para Site, Hong Kong, China, 2019; “Supernatural”, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2018; “YANG Shen: Oddity”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2018; “Commodity & Ideology”, Klapper Hall Gallery, New York, U.S.A., 2017; “Scarcity & Supply”, The 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Art Museum, Nanjing, China, 2016; “KOREA with KOREA”, OZANEAUX ArtSpace, New York, U.S.A., 2016; “John Moores Painting Prize China”, SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2012.