Yuyelai's painting questions the complexity of human relationships. Nourished by both Chinese and Japanese culture, the artist feels out of step with human society and seeks to identify the real nature of man between 'reason' and "'animality'. To protect herself, she uses the symbol of the umbrella, an indispensable object specific to Asian culture. Used to shelter from the rain as well as from the sun, the umbrella represents for her, her attachment to Asia and her roots. In her oil paintings, where the gesture stretches the material, this everyday object takes on the role of a shield creating a refuge for her characters from nature but also from the world around them. She is on a journey to find a true human being.