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Chin Yuen

"Language has always been important in my life. Having lived in six countries, I thrive to write and speak succinctly to feel 'at home.' However, as my art develops, I find freedom in moving beyond the literal. With my current abstract series, I challenge myself to unlearn the pattern of control I seek in representation; thus, abandoning the language of anatomy, chiaroscuro, and story telling."

Chin Yuen's paintings are distinctive for their bold brush strokes and vibrant colors. They record on both micro- and macroscopic dimensions her exploration with a new language that frees her and welcomes viewers' contemplation. She hopes her non-literal expression and passion for painting inspire viewers to see, feel, and enjoy in their unique ways.

Yuen savors the more reactive approach to painting as she responds to the intuitive movements of her brushes and the marks and colors left during the initial staining period. After layering the washes, she interacts with the stains and pulls out shapes that she would like to enhance. She often goes through stages where she feels temporarily not in control, a refreshing position that allows her to ponder and work with the painting, which has a life of its own.

Yuen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada) and a Master of Arts from the University of Victoria, Canada.

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Along the Silk Road
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Theatre in the Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Come Together
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
Peaceful Ascent
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
Red Sky Delight
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
Playful
Acrylic Painting

$ 400
Entwined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
Colors in Motion
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Jazzy
Acrylic Painting

$ 400
Celebration
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
Lift Me Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Perambulate
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Three Simple Notes
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Nostalgia
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
The Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Farewell to Stevenson
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Giants
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
The Sinuous Earth
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
Lingering Stories
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
Nocturne
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
Purple Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
Harmony Dancing
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Crossroads
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
Ocean
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Spot On
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Mesmerized
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Verdant Pages
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Paper Trail
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
Winter Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
Summer Islands
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 7,200
Unexpected Companions
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Stillness and Flight
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
The Nocturnal City
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Magic Trails
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
Orchid, Yang
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Chasing the Dragon
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
Monuments
Acrylic Painting

$ 9,200
Crystal
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
As She Passes By
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
And the Wind Lifted
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
38
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Archive
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Stratosphere
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Cosmos
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Susurrus
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,475