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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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Prismatic
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Navigating from Above
Acrylic Painting

$ 650
$ 552.50
Giants
Acrylic Painting

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

$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Farewell to Stevenson
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Waves and Currents
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Lingering Stories
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Nocturne
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
$ 531.25
Smoke
Acrylic Painting

$ 300
$ 255
The Ground Beneath Me
Acrylic Painting

$ 300
$ 255
Enchantment
Acrylic Painting

$ 300
$ 255
Harmony Dancing
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
The Blue Matrix
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
$ 531.25
Purple Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
$ 531.25
Bonfire in the Distance
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Crossroads
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
$ 531.25
Spot On
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Verdant Pages
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Paper Trail
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
$ 3,315
Winter Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
$ 3,315
Mesmerized
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Ocean
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Rainy Day, Shifting Sands
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Summer Islands
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 7,200
$ 6,120
Unexpected Companions
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
$ 1,062.50
Stillness and Flight
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Early Arrival at Wandlitz
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
The Nocturnal City
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Celebration
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Meadow at Dusk
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Orchid, Yang
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Magic Trails
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Chasing the Dragon
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Monuments
Acrylic Painting

$ 9,200
$ 7,820
As She Passes By
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Crystal
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Tourmaline
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
And the Wind Lifted
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Amarysso
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
38
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Cosmos
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Terra Nova
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Archive
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Stratosphere
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
The Calm After the Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,475
$ 5,503.75
Susurrus
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,475
$ 5,503.75