YANG SHUN-FA

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1964, Shan-hua, Tainan City, is a blue collar worker in China Steel Co. of Taiwan. He started photography at his entry to China Steel, and had practised and exhibited as a photographer since. YANG’s photography uses staging and acting subjects to create a setting that verges on the real and the fictional. Over years, YANG developed different series of seascape photographs about the evolution of Tainan City, the historical events, human interventions, natural transformations that have made the city and its vicinity. Due to the subsidence of land, human interventions – its architectures, farms, roads, etc., are returning to its background, the earth where they are from. YANG chose traditional Chinese aesthetics of soft-touching the picture surface. His photography crosses over a critique of modernity and a reconsideration of traditional philosophy.