Yuan Yuan has established a style of Realist paintings of often austere, sombre architectural interiors with sophisticated brushstrokes, reinterpreting Classical techniques with modern sensibilities. His work gives off a certain intrigue created by the blurred dichotomy between the real and the psychological, the tactile and the immaterial, the personal and the collectively shared. He has produced an oeuvre that tries to bridge the individual and the collective, and that is materialised in the poetic uncanniness of memory.Read More
Yuan Yuan was born in Hangzhou in 1973. Yuan Yuan studied in the Oil Painting Department of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, where he gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2008. Recent exhibition including: There is no there there, Malingue Art Gallery, Paris, French (2015); Yuan Yuan: Imagined Memory - A Home From Home, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2012); Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan (2016).
Text courtesy ShanghART.
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