Vernissage: May 31st 6 pm
On May 31st 2013, the Montreal Art Centre will be hosting the vernissage of the highly accomplished Chinese artist, Yucun as he embarks upon his long-awaited world tour. On the date of the vernissage, Yucun will preform a live demonstration of his technique.
Born and raised in China, Yucun started learning Chinese painting and calligraphy at a young age, first from well-known court painters of the royal art tradition, then from other accomplished art masters of various styles. In addition to fine art, he also studied Chinese and western aesthetics, history and literature. This blend of training and studies in his formative years broadened his perspectives and helped develop his own unique style in his mature works.
His work is characterized by broad expressive strokes with vivid colors, depicting the general theme of the relationship between nature and human beings. Using traditional Chinese color pigments, he gives life to mountains, rivers, plants and flowers. The exploration of harmony between man and nature and its contribution to one’s inner peace has become a recurring theme in many of his works. What sets him further apart is his unique blend of technique by which he incorporates the western perspective into traditional Chinese painting, applying Chinese painting materials to produce an effect appealing to a wide international audience.
Yucun’s paintings and calligraphic works have been widely presented in private, corporate and public collections in China and around the world. He is a national level senior artist and enjoys a special allowance from the Chinese government.
First Snow at Great Wall by Yucun, ink and color on rice paper, 70x70cm
Great Wall in the Clouds by Yucun, ink and color on rice paper, 70x70cm
Top of Great Wall by Yucun, ink and color on rice paper, 70x70cm