Paintings by June Yun
September 18 - November 13, 2015
Opening reception on Friday,
September 18, 2015, 3-6pm. Artist will be in
Water’s variety of forms and reflections seem real and unreal, like a dream or mirage – this ephemeral quality attracts [my] interest. Sometimes it is like memory that seems clear, but is also misty. Clouds are another form of water – in the middle of mountains, white, floating clouds like delicate, silky sheen scarves wrapping or surrounding everything through time and space. – June Yun
We are pleased to present
Vancouver-based Chinese Canadian artist, June
Yun in her second solo exhibition at Art
Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd. “Cloud
Dreams” is an exhibition featuring a
series of new oil on canvas paintings that are a
continuation as well as an extension of the artist’s
long-running Water series.
During the autumn of 2013, Yun and a few of her former classmates from the University of Anhui – along with their professor – reunited and returned to Huizhou, China, to paint the same landscape as they did 20 years ago when they were students in the BA Hons program. Upon returning to Vancouver, Yun produced a series of paintings featured in this exhibition that became mnemonic of both her university experience as well as her return trip to Huizhou.
Just as water has been an important subject matter in her oeuvre, the cloud motif is imbued with much personal meaning. To Yun, clouds are a metaphoric representation of ideas, emotions and sensory experience that create an ephemeral atmosphere akin to the fluid and mercurial quality of a memory or a dream. The resulting work in “Cloud Dreams” is serene, nostalgic, evocative and introspective.
Currently working and residing in Vancouver, Canada, June Yun was born in China and attended Anhui Normal University and Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing majoring in painting before completing a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom in 2000. Since then, she has taught in universities and art institutions in China and Canada and has exhibited her work internationally in China, Europe and North America.
Art Beatus, with a location in Vancouver, Canada and two locations in Hong Kong, showcases international art with a focus on contemporary Chinese art. Art Beatus (Vancouver) is located in the Nelson Square Office Tower at 108 – 808 Nelson Street in Vancouver, BC.
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