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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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Weightless
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Labyrinth
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
At the Heart of It
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Theatre in the Sky
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Come Together
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Along the Silk Road
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Peaceful Ascent
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Red Sky Delight
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Jazzy
Acrylic Painting

$ 400
$ 340
Colors in Motion
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Playful
Acrylic Painting

$ 400
$ 340
Lift Me Up
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Celebration
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
$ 3,995
Entwined
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Perambulate
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
$ 1,232.50
Nostalgia
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
The Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Farewell to Stevenson
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
The Sinuous Earth
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Giants
Acrylic Painting

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

$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Nocturne
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
$ 531.25
Harmony Dancing
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Bonfire in the Distance
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Crossroads
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
$ 531.25
Verdant Pages
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Spot On
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Ocean
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Paper Trail
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
$ 3,315
Mesmerized
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
$ 2,125
Winter Spring
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
$ 3,315
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
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
And the Wind Lifted
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
As She Passes By
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Crystal
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Reflection
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
38
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Stratosphere
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Archive
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Cosmos
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
The Calm After the Storm
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,475
$ 5,503.75
Susurrus
Acrylic Painting

$ 6,475
$ 5,503.75