Artist of the moment…. Still life painter Yin Yong Chun

 

 

Although this artist can paint your standard still life with the flowers and vase, such as the white roses, I enjoy his paintings that use some imagination and have the subject matter in front of old and semi worn chinese screen.  The vases and bowls in the front of the wall paper have very nice detail and usually include some eastern culture as well.

The artist was born in 1958 in Liaoning Province of northern China. He wants to incorporate his native land into his works and educate the viewer of his homeland.

Many of the classical paintings in the background go back 1000 or 2000 years.

Another twist of his works is painting the fruit in the front, a ripe apple for example, and then also painting in appearing on the screen in the background in more subdued manner.

It takes many layers of paint to achieve the depth in his works and one piece takes between 15 and 30 days to paint.

The artist had his first U.S. show in 1999 and moved to the United States in 2003.

From this artist we can all learn to try something different in your next standard still life. Be it something abstract in the background like a fancy screen or wall paper, it might be nice to try something different than the usual greyed out wash of raw umber for the background.

Below is 3 minute clip showing the artist at work and some of his wonderful and unique still lifes!

Happy painting!

 

 

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