Yin Zhaoyang, born in 1970, came of age in a post-Mao China. His paintings communicate a sense of transcendence of memory – a process whereby memory is pulled into the present and examined more for its image making potential than for its ability to assign content. By virtue of this process of examination and reflection, a connection is created between artist and subject, placing one in relation to the other. Yin Zhaoyang’s work bypasses a critical or judgmental stance, in favor of an image driven sense of immortality. He Illustrates the symbol of political reality, and “Buddha” the token of oriental tradition. His paintings possessed a power of resistance.