Samuel (Guidong) Yang

Gymnastics represents the perfection of the human body, accentuated by the white outfits, reminiscent of the classical beauty of white sculpture, a symbol of both strength and youthful beauty.

The classical white statue merges formal beauty and its expressive power with purity and simplicity. There is something effortless, a certain freedom I wanted to express in my collection. The clothes look simple but are not. The viewer’s emotion brings the still white statues to life: it imbues the static images with aura and endows them with motion.

I would like to extend my thanks to Howard Tangye, Anna Nicole Ziesche and Willie Walters. Also my helpers, Hyon Park, Amy Trinh, Jenny Yip and James Mitchell.