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Chin Yuen

"Language has always been important in my life. Having lived in six countries, I thrive to write and speak succinctly to feel 'at home.' However, as my art develops, I find freedom in moving beyond the literal. With my current abstract series, I challenge myself to unlearn the pattern of control I seek in representation; thus, abandoning the language of anatomy, chiaroscuro, and story telling."

Chin Yuen's paintings are distinctive for their bold brush strokes and vibrant colors. They record on both micro- and macroscopic dimensions her exploration with a new language that frees her and welcomes viewers' contemplation. She hopes her non-literal expression and passion for painting inspire viewers to see, feel, and enjoy in their unique ways.

Yuen savors the more reactive approach to painting as she responds to the intuitive movements of her brushes and the marks and colors left during the initial staining period. After layering the washes, she interacts with the stains and pulls out shapes that she would like to enhance. She often goes through stages where she feels temporarily not in control, a refreshing position that allows her to ponder and work with the painting, which has a life of its own.

Yuen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada) and a Master of Arts from the University of Victoria, Canada.

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Rising Suns
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 2,900
Tutte le Direzioni
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 4,500
Celebration
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 4,700
Meadow at Dusk
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
The One
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,980
The Usual Traffic
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
At the Grand
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 800
Orchid, Yang
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
Magic Trails
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,250
Chasing the Dragon
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,250
Sentinels
Giclee Print

by Chin Yuen
$ 470
Crystal
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
As She Passes By
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
And the Wind Lifted
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
Tourmaline
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
A Beautiful Turn
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
Tropical Jet Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
Amarysso
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
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Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
Terra Nova
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
Archive
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
Stratosphere
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
Cosmos
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
The Calm After the Storm
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 6,475
Susurrus
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 6,475
Frequency
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
The Garden's Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 4,750
Abstract Diary: October 3
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
Abstract Diary: July 2
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 805