Yuan Ru Gallery proudly presents "East Meets West" showcasing artworks with a blend of eastern and western influences from artists of differing backgrounds based in Taiwan: Yuan-Ru Hsieh, Tim Budden, Yeh Fang and Baptiste Tavernier.
Yuan Ru Gallery based in Taipei, Taiwan is pleased to be exhibiting at Tokyo International Art Fair, showcasing an interesting mix of artists with eastern and western influences in their artwork. French artist Baptiste Tavernier, who has resided in Japan for 10 years, will exhibit for the first time his masterpiece "Missing Fan" with strong Japenese influences. His theme of labyrinths permeates in his artworks as cities and abstractions, making social and political commentaries. Yeh Fang, a Taiwanese artist who has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei and at art fairs across Asia and Europe, is influenced by traditional Chinese civilization, and also the use of technology such as video images, music, and installations to create a multi-faceted art experience. She brings to Tokyo her signature oil paintings of meticulously painted peonies, floating in the void of gray. Tim Budden is a British artist and educator who has lived in Taiwan for 2 decades. With a background in sculpturing, he became inspired by traditional Chinese paper cut art while living in Taiwan. His signature acrylic on cut paper artwork reflect his memories and experiences using his western eyes to make sense of the eastern culture in which he has immersed himself. Yuan-Ru Hsieh, MD, a Taiwanese-American artist/gallerist whose artwork theme revolves around nature, will be presenting her Monet-inspired "Snow Lotus" and Richter-inspired "Sunny Garden". Yuan-Ru lived in the US most of her life and left her career as a family physician to return to her native Taiwan 2 years ago and pursue her artist/gallerist career.