Heshi Yu, born in Mainland China in 1935, is one of the few overseas contemporary artists who successfully bridges the Oriental spirit together with Western art thoughts and practices. After receiving a B.A. at National Taiwan Normal University, Mr. Yu continued to study at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he began to reveal the intricate processes of integration between East and West within his work. 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.