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Sara Chang Yan in her Studio, July 2020, photographed by Bruno Lopes

Working with drawing in different mediums – on paper, video, with sound, on the wall and within the space, often in the form of installations – Sara Chang Yan explores the representation and presence of subtle elements such as light, shadows, transparency and opacity, the intensity of things and not just the things themselves. Could her works be considered energetic equations of space?

Sara Chang Yan draws space rather than objects. In the words of the artist: ‘When I look at the world, I don’t feel like it’s enough. There must be more than this. I’m interested in the qualitative ...

  • Num Plano Qualitativo #17, 2020, 99x68cm
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  • Espacialidade em estar-sentir, 2020, installation view at Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, Courtesy Vitor Garcia / Colégio das Artes_UC
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  • Alinhamentos #11, 2019, back view, Vitor Garcia / Colégio das Artes_UC
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"Paper is a field of infinite possibilities where I can exercise inner states and directions more freely. The drawing starts with an intention, a direction in conscience, or a strong sensation" (Sara Chang Yan)

  • Num Plano Qualitativo #1, 2019, 67x63 cm
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