Dimensions: 16" x 12"
Heshi Yu was born in Shandong, Mainland China, 1935. He graduated from the Art Department of National Taiwan Normal University. In 1946, he traveled to France to further his studies at l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1968, he moved to New York and devoted himself to creation.
A work of 1970s was selected by Lincoln Center to make a serigraph to celebrate the bicentenary of America. Multiple materials, acrylic and ink, used in his works; Through the concept to modern painting, Mr. Yu blended the find art's tradition of Chinese and Western. He created his unique style and became one of the most attentive Chinese painters active in New York art world. He continues to showcase his work in exhibition in Taiwan, China, Japan, Europe and USA.
Heshi Yu, is one of the few overseas contemporary artists who successfully bridges the Oriental spirit together with Western art thoughts and practices. Mr. Yu's predominant media includes acrylic painted over a thick layer of gold, silver, and/or metal leaves on canvas. Some of his other paintings are also drawn with Chinese ink on Chinese paper, applying the techniques intrinsic to Chinese calligraphy to each stroke of the brush, emphasizing the importance of mixed tones and hues to create a feeling of both life and depth. Heshi Yu's original style of painting is well known and widely sought for its abstract beauty. His work successfully combines geometric and figurative images over a distinct texture in his own innovative manners, creating a new dimension of visual pleasure and evoking a variety of moods and tonal qualities. As viewers are drawn into a beautiful and harmonic world, peaceful and serene as portrayed throughout his work, they can begin to experience the sensations infused by description of the Western world coupled with the traditional overtones of the Orient.