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b. 1983, China

Yu Guo Biography

Yu Guo is fond of using concise content to depict obscure environments. The subject of each painting is clear, with few elements, and the works appear both extremely silent and bursting with concealed currents. While one can quickly recognise the structure of the works, they can't help to observe every detail and begin to consciously edit out strange circumstances. Yu's use of colours is also bright, and the contrasty riotous colours and quiet images create a striking contrast, making the paintings transparent but also opaque. This opacity is not in the visuals or mood. It stems from the perceptual experience of their obscure settings, accompanied by the quiet and mystery that could be broken at any moment. This control over the composition may stem from Yu Guo's unawareness of his nature, or the discordant effect that he creates by design or accident. This immediate sense of different layers is the first impression we receive upon viewing his paintings.

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Xu Sheng

Text courtesy A Thousand Plateaus Art Space.

Yu Guo Featured Artworks

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Telephoto Videographer by Yu Guo contemporary artwork moving image
Yu GuoTelephoto Videographer, 2017Digital video, 10'15"
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STEADICAM by Yu Guo contemporary artwork moving image
Yu GuoSTEADICAM, 2016Digital video, 10'34"
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Red Line by Yu Guo contemporary artwork moving image
Yu GuoRed Line, 2013Digital video, 4'41"
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West Sqaure by Yu Guo contemporary artwork painting
Yu GuoWest Sqaure, 2014Oil on canvas
160 x 200 cm
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New Year by Yu Guo contemporary artwork painting
Yu GuoNew Year, 2015Oil on canvas
110 x 150 cm
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The Quarry by Yu Guo contemporary artwork painting
Yu GuoThe Quarry, 2015Oil on canvas
50 x 60 cm
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Untitled by Yu Guo contemporary artwork painting
Yu GuoUntitled, 2015Oil on canvas
100 x 150 cm
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The Bamboo Pole by Yu Guo contemporary artwork painting
Yu GuoThe Bamboo Pole, 2015Oil on canvas
45 x 35 cm
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Yu Guo Recent Exhibitions

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