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Yu Zhao

Yu Zhao is a painter specializing in abstraction. His painting is intended to be a pre-historic field of writing. Yu Zhao Rebroose Chemin to grasp the source of the art of the brush.
A Chinese heritage
Born in Beijing and installed in France for 20 years, Yu Zhao has received a double training in Western and Chinese arts. During his journey, the artist meets contemporary dance and is inspired by his approach and his philosophy.
Yu Zhao has paid passionate research on the writings in the pictorial art in ancient China in passionate: these reflections have become the sources of truth for its creation.
According to the ancient Chinese masters, each calligraphic trait was compared to a "surreal" image. His painting is thus a place of experimentation and meditation. Under an identical style, each painting reveals a unique universe.
The templera, ancestral technique
The main medium of Yu Zhao is the templera (egg painting), ancestral technique of the West, used in particular in the art of icons, by Italian artists of the Renaissance, but which is also found in large Modern masters (Klee, Picasso Rothko ...).
Close to the wash, the temperature gives transparent and bright bursts. Mythical and spiritual, it is also one of the most solid and durable paintings. Yu Zhao painted on thick watercolor or design paper, then marouflaged on canvas.
The word of the sinologist Léon Vandermeersch
"What was freed from Chinese art was ideography. And it is in this movement that Yu Zhao is an artist resolutely today while remaining much more authentically Chinese than most other contemporary Chinese artists.
These [...] began to delicate their inks by dislocating the Chinese characters to recompose the graphemes. Yu Zhao, she, instead of breaking the ideograms, dates back to their source, "beyond the line" as said the title of one of his exhibitions. »»
Léon Vandermeersch (sinologist)

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