The Hook Between Oceans

Room 1905|Asian gouache on Cloud-Dragon paper 30×30cm 2017

The subjects of most of Yen Yu-Ting’s works are social events and issues reported on TV and online media. Elaborate heavy color painting techniques are employed. Image editing software such as Photoshop is used to remove the background in images and texts taken from the media. Then the parts to be kept are copied and pasted and blown up to emphasize sections with questionable claims. By doing so, events that have been distorted, made spectacular and even scandalized by the media are taken apart and reinterpreted to allow viewers to reassess them.

“The Hook Between Oceans” is a work inspired by the current condition of Taiwan, an island state. In a more relaxing and humorous way, it is a response to the peculiar status of Taiwan in the international society and the mentality of the people.

Yen Yu-Ting

2017 M.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, TNUA
2011 B.F.A., Department of Fine Arts, TNUA
1989 Born in Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 'Easily Forgotten Excruciating Grief', Red Gold Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 'The Future and Potential of TAIWANESE & Japanese Contemporary Painting', Museum of Tokyo University of Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2016 'Inter vs. Trans — When ink meets eastern gouache', Red Gold Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2016 'Illustrated Treatise of folks', Absolute Space For The Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
2016 'HER Gaze', Taipei Cultural Center, New York, U.S.A.
2016 'International Animation Exhibition', MOCA Yinchuan, China
2016 'Dreams‧Habitations', National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2015 'Contemporary Ink Painting', Lotus Art Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 'Ink‧Color‧A Fine Boundary', Red Gold Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 'What Is & What Will Be II', Show Gallery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Awards & Grants
2015 Project Grants, Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
2014 S-An Cultural Foundation Prize
2013 Outstanding Art Prize of School of Fine Art, Taipei National University of the Art
2012 Project Grants, The National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei

2017 "The Hook Between Oceans", Silks Club, 168 Project, ALIEN Art Co. Ltd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015 “The Bleeding Memorial Park#2”, White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2014 “The Bleeding Memorial Park#1”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
2013 "Cross in Silent" ,Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 "Landscaping-Nothing after Harvest", National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan







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