Statement:"I land my brush with the force of a giant rock splashing
into the ocean. I am not looking for a
beautiful painting, but to express Life itself."
"Painting is just like a stacking of passions. Painting is a method of striping myself
naked and facing the truth of my inner emotion."
I invite the viewer to experience through my paintings the
joy of being alive right at this moment.
Originally from Shanghai, Yuming began studying under the
masters at a young age. After his BA from China, Yuming came to the States and graduated
from Sonoma State University with his MA in 1991. Working in oils, pastels and
Chinese/Sumi Watercolors, Yuming's work is a unique blend of East meets West
artistry. It is a style that Yuming refers to as "Transism", in
reference to the constantly evolving interests, which include observations on
modern life, a love of music, and an exploration of his own unique heritage.
"I paint to achieve balance and harmony. Once I reach that, I will for
sure break it”
“My art is just a channel, through it I invite people to
look the world differently, to feel new sensations, to arouse emotions one dare
not to have before.” Fascinated about the relationship between art and music, Yuming
always says: “I love to paint music! I invite the viewer to listen to my
painting rather than seeing”. “Emotion flows from line to color to form. I feel
music informs me how to paint more than the act of painting itself.”
Publication and Reviews: “Five Thoughts of
Asian Art” – demo for the painting section, by Seattle Asian Art Museum and
Channel 9, Public TV.
“Interpretation of Four Gentlemen” – DVD by Paragon International
“Top 50 Emerging Artists”
by Art Business News magazine.
Yuming shows his work at Yuming Fine Art Studio.
To see more variety of his work, you can visit www.YumingFineArt.com