Yan Cong

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Yan Cong (Simplified Chinese: 烟囱, born in 1983 in Hubei, China) is a Chinese contemporary artist currently living in Beijing, China.

Born in Yicheng, Hubei, after graduating high school Yan Cong moved to Beijing to study at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing China.[1]

Yan Cong has published multiple comics both online and in print. As well as individual pieces, Yan Cong also sells the original drawings and paintings from his books in art galleries.[2]

He currently lives and works in Beijing with his wife.

Background[edit]

Yan Cong was born in Yicheng, Hubei, China in 1983 with the birth name Peng Han (Simplified Chinese: 彭撼). He uses the pseudonym Yan Cong when signing his works and publishing his comics. The name Yan Cong comes from the Chinese for "chimney", which was inspired by Yan Cong's love and longing for the countryside.[3]

Yan Cong moved to Beijing to study a degree in Traditional Chinese Painting at CAFA, Central Academy of Fine Arts. While studying Yan Cong began drawing comics and uploading them on the internet in his spare time. He said the online praise he received motivated him to continue with his work.[4]

After graduating from CAFA Yan Cong went on to being printing his comics and showing his works in commercial galleries.[5]

Yan Cong is currently represented in mainland China by Star Gallery in Beijing[6], and Leo Gallery in Hong Kong.[7]

His work has been published in Europe.[8]

Publications[edit]

  • Cry 《哭》(2018)[9]
  • Spikelets Summer 《小穗的夏天》(2011)
  • Elephant Dream 《大象的梦》(2010)
  • Yan Cong 《烟囱》(2008)
  • Pixel Fart 《像素屁》(2008)
  • Soda Shop 《汽水小店》(2008)
  • Find Yourself 《找自己》(2008)
  • Naughty Kids 《坏孩子的天空》(2006)
  • Next Station, Cartoon? 《下一站,卡通吗?》(2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "烟囱 看我七十二变 | Hi艺术 - 当代艺术资讯专家 | 专题 | 人物". hiart.cn. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  2. ^ "艺术家烟囱:用乞丐的方式艺术". Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  3. ^ 找自己 Finding Myself. Beijing: Star Gallery Time Zone. 2008. ISBN 9789881803337.
  4. ^ Yancong.; 烟囱. (2011). Xiao Sui de xia tian. Chang, Chang., 苌苌. Beijing: Xing kong jian. ISBN 9789881896636. OCLC 815541600.
  5. ^ Xia yi zhan ka tong ma? : qi ling hou de yi shu. Fang, Fang., Zha, Wenbai., 房方., 查文白. (Di 1 ban ed.). Beijing: Zhongguo shui li shui dian chu ban she, zhi shi chan quan chu ban she chu ban fa xing. 2005. ISBN 7508430123. OCLC 78277026.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ info@sart.cc. "烟囱 - 星空间". www.stargallery.cn. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  7. ^ "Yan Cong 煙囪 biography". Leo Gallery. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  8. ^ Voitachewski. "Yan Cong et l'émergence de la bande dessinée alternative en Chine". du9.
  9. ^ Yan Cong. Cry. Paradise Systems. ISBN 978-0-9989050-4-4. Retrieved 9 October 2018.

External Links[edit]

Star Gallery Profile