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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Clockwork
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 540
$ 459
Amongst Stars
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 8,100
$ 6,885
The Nocturnal City
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Meadow at Dusk
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Celebration
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 4,700
$ 3,995
The Usual Traffic
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
At the Grand
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 800
$ 680
Orchid, Yang
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Magic Trails
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Chasing the Dragon
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
Crystal
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Tourmaline
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Sky Scrapers and Ancient Land
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,250
$ 2,762.50
A Beautiful Turn
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
And the Wind Lifted
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
As She Passes By
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Tropical Jet Stream
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,200
$ 2,720
Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Amarysso
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
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Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Archive
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Stratosphere
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Terra Nova
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
Cosmos
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Susurrus
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 6,475
$ 5,503.75
The Calm After the Storm
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 6,475
$ 5,503.75
Frequency
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
The Intersection of Past & Present
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 3,600
$ 3,060
The Garden's Reflection
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 4,750
$ 4,037.50
Abstract Diary: October 3
Acrylic Painting

by Chin Yuen
$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75