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Ting Yuen's Artist Diary

Artist Statement

I create lyrical worlds, where tribulations are perceived with inspiring humor, fetishes embraced with open arms, thoughts are symbolic, dreams are always infinite, and an ideal world is possible. In many ways, my paintings compose a diary of my everyday life and aspirations, expressing fears and joys that are personal but, at the same time, universal to the current consciousness.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

An Introduction to my Art Work

I paint predominantly with acrylic on stretched canvas. I enjoy working in series, my four main series are: The Artist Diary, Romance, Sisterhood and Season. Furthermore, each of my images comes with the related story that tells you the inspiration behind that particular painting.

Please take your time to view my work and I hope you'll enjoy them !

The above painting is called A leap of Faith, it is part of the Artist Dairy Series.

A Leap of Faith:
A Leap of Faith is about the trust that we surrender to the Universe. In this painting, the girl is balancing on a tight rope, juggling butterflies in the air with her eyes closed smiling with confidence believing that somehow the Universe will protect her from harm and that in good time everything in her life will manifest it’s beauty.
I painted A Leap of Faith because I am always amazed how powerful faith is. It may be all we need to ease the fear of the unknown. In many ways Faith is like prayers answered.

The painting on the right is called The Moonlit Chat, it is part of the Romance Series.

The Moonlit Chat:
Moonlit Chat is about the importance of communication in a relationship. My husband Paul and I spend a lot of time together in both work and play and we are always chatting up a storm. We dream up new adventures and reminisce the past. The secret to good communication is trust, respect and putting our differences aside. Through our long conversations, Paul and I have learned to work through our differences and to use the challenges in our lives to strengthen our relationship. I love chatting with my best friend because it helps us to re-connect over and over again.

The painting on the left is called You've Got Mail, it is part of the Sisterhood Series.

You've Got Mail:
You’ve Got Mail is

communication. My sisters and I live far away from each other but we are constantly in contact through the magical convenience of email. In this painting, all four girls are receiving their mail at the same time which symbolizes our group emails, sometimes some of these conversations may last for days. I love our group emails because it helps us to keep in touch despite the distance.

The painting on the right is called Winter is part of The Seasons Series.

In this painting, I have painted a girl laying in bed watching the snow covered scenery and enjoying the beauty of winter. Winter for me is a time of rest, relaxation and gathering of energy.

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1 comment:

  1. In May of 2011 I went to Kimberley with my mother who was visiting me from England. We were wandering around with no intention of shopping when we passed your art gallery and I was captivated by the "Moonlit Chat" painting that was displayed in the window. "We HAVE to go in there, Mom!" I had never before been very interested in art in the form of paintings and sculptures, but the romantic and dreamy-like feel of your work just pulled me in, probably because I am dreamer too. Later that day when I was back at home I couldn't stop talking about your paintings to my fiancee, and I showed him the "Moonlit Chat" painting on your website. I went on and on about this painting in particular, and how much I loved many of your other pieces too. Seven months later I found the "Moonlit Chat" under the Christmas tree. I was over the moon.