2021 Spring Exhibition > Yuying Zhang

I started to learn to paint when I was ten years old. At first, art was a very abstract concept, and I didn't think I could be an artist. As I grew into adulthood, I began to use artistic methods to express some important ideas about the influence of family, cultural background, and the relationship between society and the natural environment. Along with painting, I also work in photography, ceramics, and printmaking. It is important to me to work with a variety of methods to record everything that I think is beautiful, the things that bring me pleasure and to convey positive energy to my viewers.
Through printmaking, I portray my memory of grandmother and the experiences with her that have a profound impact on me. I transformed my memories and impressions of my grandma into concrete images. It looks like a portrait, but there are no specific facial features, because my grandma's face is no longer clear in my mind. I would like to make a series about my grandmother with different details but the same composition. These different details are derived from my experience with my grandma. Interestingly, this image can also represent most older Chinese generations. I often incorporated some Chinese elements into my works, as I believe the traditional culture has the beauty that can transcend the times, and it is also part of me emotionally.
Color is also an essential element in my work. Rich and brilliant colors best describe this colorful, vibrant world that I am part of. I think color can better express my feelings and resonate with the audience. The process of completing the work is like a process of self-reflection for me. When I recognize new ideas it is the process of self-break through.

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Growing up
Watercolor
22x30 inch
2021
Terrace
Watercolor
22x30 inch
2021
Jellyfish #1
Watercolor
22x30 inch
2021
Jellyfish #2
Watercolor
22x30 inch
2021
Household Garbage
Watercolor, collage
22x30 inch
2021
Beach
Intaglio
4X6 inch
2020
Water
Intaglio
4X6 inch
2020
Milk Ocean
Ceramics
22x10x7 inch
2019
Keep Blue
Book Art
6x8 inch
2021
Chinese Woman
Book Art
4x6.5 inch
2021
Grandma
Silkscreen
10x14 inch
2021
Fashion Grandma
Silkscreen
8.5x11.5 inch
2021