ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

5 Women
Acrylic on canvas
150(H)*130(W)cm (x 5 pieces)

Five Women belongs to Yu Youhan's Ah, us series which is started in late 1990s. This series portraits the images of common people instead of heroes. Some are drawn from friends or family members in Yu’s personal life, while some are from newspapers or non-private sources. This portrait of the five monochromatic women applies different painting styles, from expressionism to a poetic aura of realism. They are connected with one another with the palette of dark blue and black and eventually end with a faint glow. Depicting a sense of simplicity, they act more like a blueprint image mirroring the "print for test" in a changing society.

Related Exhibitions:
Holzwege ShanghART, Shanghai 11.09, 2016 -03.09, 2017
Portrait ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 07.31, 2010 -09.05, 2010