Yi Yang is a new generation Chinese sculpture artist, born in 1989, who has graduated from both the China Central Academy of Fine Arts and Auckland University of Technology.
Growing up in Shiyan, 'the City of Cars,' his parents worked in the automotive industry like so many others in the city. As a result, Yang grew up surrounded by piles of car components and scrap metal. These parts became his toys as a child. Although he had a great love of drawing and became an oil painter, he ultimately developed an intrigue with Transformers and sculpture from a very early age.
He created his first Transformer while majoring in Oil Painting at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. It was two metres high and constructed from a paper cutter and PVC foam. It attracted great local attention and was eventually displayed at a local cinema.