530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Han-Yuan Yu
The Saturated Palette
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY

  • Transmutation of Love   Transmutation of Love
    Digital Print on Canvas
    24" x 18.5"
    Han-Yuan Yu

  • The Flower Spirit   The Flower Spirit
    Digital Print on Canvas
    24" x 18.5"
    Han-Yuan Yu

  • Florist   Florist
    Digital Print on Canvas
    24" x 16"
    Han-Yuan Yu

  • Taiwanese Fable Hundred-Pace Snake Marriage Story   Taiwanese Fable Hundred-Pace Snake Marriage Story
    Digital Print on Canvas
    16.5" x 24"
    Han-Yuan Yu


Han-Yuan Yu

HAN-YUAN YU

The Saturated Palette
March 10 – March 30, 2017
Reception: Thursday, March 16, 2017 6-8 PM

In his bright, highly detailed, and intricate paintings, Taiwanese artist HAN-YUAN YU has created a brand-new art form that juxtaposes figurative compositions with decorative elements. Each image is set against backdrops inspired by the subtropical environs of his native Taiwan. YU combines an academic oil palate with vibrant colors and folkloric and aboriginal themes. His work is created digitally, although he sometimes uploads organic brushstrokes of oil paint to create a more complex and varied look.

What makes YU’s work so unique is the level of expressionism captured in his subjects. Through content, composition, color, line, and form, YU seeks to tell a story, to unravel a narrative and draw the viewer into his imaginative world. Here, traditional stories and designs from Chinese and Taiwanese culture are combined with figurative elements to reveal the unforgettable beauty of Taiwan. As YU explains, “The most important thing for illustration is narrative, carrying information and telling a story or information to people.”

In addition to his artistic pursuits, HAN-YUAN YU currently works as a freelance illustrator.