Mixed Media

Chen Yu

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The Art of Colour

Intuitive Expressionism 
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas


Creative Thinking

Chen Yu

Life is strange. You simply need a rich inner world; material poverty, a monotonous childhood and physical weakness will not prevent you from appreciating the glories of the world. When I was young, I would face the sun, close my eyes or block the sun’s strong rays with my hands and I would be able to see dazzling spots of light and colour. Once, when I had a high fever, I caught a glimpse of ever-changing lights and colours. Later, I came to understand that I have always sought out the fantastical realm of light and colour and desperately wanted to find in that realm an endless sense of mystery.

 
I attempted to depict mystical coloured lights and by 2002, I had found my own method, using a special medium to make the colours flow. I employed the collision of paint and Chinese cashew lacquer, which react to one another to create elegance, lustre and fluidity. From nothing emerges a dazzling red and profound blue, permeating and complementing one another, in order to approach that heavenly light and colour.

The unique characteristics of this material are visual tension, semi-transparency, and a good thickness. This material gives the work a lustre comprised of different depths, like a cluster of clouds made of many layers; they meet in space and they comprise natural landscapes in the early primal chaos of the abstract image. Some people see flowers or clouds in this landscape, but I want to see them as recreated organisms that are flowers, yet not flowers; they are growing and blooming, abundant and free, thereby giving them sufficient intimacy and influence.

Art is the vivid communication of the will of heaven through creativity. This communication must be unique because individuals are unique. Artists must be calm, so that they can intently and selflessly invest themselves in the materials and presentation methods, reaching an agreement with the heavens. That requires being inwardly vulnerable, while outwardly maintaining connections with dreamworlds. This is the re-creation of nature, the combination of the mystical and the true reality and the nature of individual creativity imbued by the heavens.

Profile
1965 Born in Dongming, Shandong

Graduated from Heze Normal School with a Major in Fine Arts

2002 Graduated at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing - studied fresco painting

2005 
Became a full time professional artist and writer 
Literature work won the 4th Liang Shiqiu Literature Prize and the 7th Central Daily Literature Award
Published a collection of poetry “Sunbathing Dream Ground”
Her paintings have been collected by the Shangri-La Hotel in London, the Westin Hotel in Beijing, the Hilton Hotel in Beijing, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Macau, the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Melbourne, and Pébéo.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 “Convergencia: Chen Yu Solo Exhibition” De Caminos, Madrid, Spain

2019 “Resplendent: A Chen Yu Solo Exhibition” Madrid, Spain


2018 
“Chen Yu: Luxury and Style,” Sea Art Museum, Weihai, China
“Spiritual Fantasy: New Works by Chen Yu,” GM Gallery, Beijing, China

2017 “Chen Yu: Plant Revival,” 1503 Museum of Art, Beijing, China

2016 “Secret Garden” The 3rd Space, Beijing, China

2015 “Chen Yu Solo Exhibition” La Lanta Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2014 “Flower or not Flower” Resident Artist, Solo Exhibition, The Peninsula Hotel, Beijing, China

2013 “Chen Yu Solo Exhibition” Lanrun Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2011 “Summer Fairy - Chen Yu Solo Exhibition” 798 Union Art Gallery, Beijing, China

2007
“Chen Yu Solo Exhibition” Toulouse, France
“Paris Art Gallery Expo - Solo Exhibition Section” Grand Palace, Paris, France
“Gleam” Chen Yu Solo Exhibition, Art Scene Gallery, Shanghai, China

2006 “Exposed Dreams - Chen Yu Solo Exhibition” 798 Red T Space, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions
2018 “Unbounded: Approaching the History of Chinese Contemporary Art,” Sea Art Museum, Weihai, China

2017 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hong Kong, China, represented by Beijing Central Art Gallery, China

2016
“Reconstruction” Contemporary Joint Exhibition, Zhong Shang Art Festival, Canton, China 
“Secret Garden - International Art Exhibition” Beijing Contemporary Art Space, Beijing, China
“The Echo of Light” Red Gate Art Gallery, Beijing, China
“Vibration Plan” China Contemporary Joint Exhibition, Switzerland

2015 “Naked Eye Female Artist Exhibition” Luoyan Gallery, Beijing, China

2014
“Individual Style” Art Tai Gallery, Inner Mongolia, China
“Fall Group Exhibition” Fresh Paint Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 
“Her - Era” Female Artists, Time Museum, Beijing, China

2013
“Spring Group Exhibition” Beijing Hong Kong Jockey Club, Club House, Beijing, China
“Spring Group Exhibition” Fresh Paint Gallery, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

2012 “Micro-narrative” Songzhuang, Beijing, China

2011 
Nordart 2011 Kunstwerk - carlshueette Schleswig - Holstein, Germany
“North Germany Art Festival 2011” Germany

2010
“A Style of Their Own” Group Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art, Beijing Central Art Gallery, China
“The Ultimate Touch” China-German Stock Contemporary Touring Art Exhibition, China - German Stock, Beijing,China

2009
“China Now . Chongqing Stop” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Chongqing, China
“Chen Yu + Song Jiao” Group Exhibition, 798 Dafeng Gallery, BeijingChina

2008
“Life in Songzhuang - Female Group Exhibition” Beijing, China
“China Contemporary Poetry Art Exhibition” China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
La Lanta Gallery Group Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand
The first and the second show of “Diverse Style” Female Group Exhibition, Zhongbahe Art Centre, Beijing, China
“ChenYu + Tao Sirui + Wenpeng” Group Exhibition, Goncharova Gallery, Beijing China
“Around You” Female Touring Group Exhibition, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, China

2007
“China Songzhuang Contemporary Touring Art Exhibition” Beijing, Shanghai, Ji’nan, Shenyang, China
“Meaning…” Group Exhibition, “Suoluo Gallery” Chaochangdi Beijing, China

2006
“Songzhuang Oil Painting” Group Exhibition, Beijing, China
The 10th Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai; Beijing Central Art Gallery, China
Work exhibited at the 9th Beijing International Art Exposition; Beijing Central Art Gallery, China
“Feast to the Eyes” Female Chinese Contemporary Artists’ Group Exhibition, Artists Sky Gallery, 798, Beijing, China
“Art Singapore 2006 - The Contemporary Asian Art Fair” Suntec Convention Hall, Sun Jin Gallery, Singapore
“New Phenomenon” Zi Jin Qing Ge Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
“Art for Everyone to Enjoy” Contemporary Art Exhibition, China Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China
“Female Artists in Songzhuang” Gallery Yi Qun Nv Wu, Beijing, China
“Homeland” China Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gallery 3818, Beijing, China

2005
“You. Me. and In-between” Landgent International, Beijing China
“Road to Songzhuang” China Contemporary Culture and Art Exhibition China

2003 “Deep Breath” Five Artist Group Exhibition, Daopu Visual Centre, Beijing China

2002 “Fantasy After Reality Artworks” China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China

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