Monday, May 10, 2010
Artist ~ Yang Yang, Siiso Visual Art
Her Shop ~ Siiso Visual Art, Her Website ~ yangyangpan.com
"I am an artist currently residing in Toronto and working in a variety of mediums. I graduated from Sichuan Fine Art Institute in China with a BFA in Painting in 1998 and MFA in Design in 2002. I was working as an art teacher in this Fine art school before my husband and I moved to Toronto. My work has been shown in various art spaces. I start sell my art through Etsy since 2008.
Painting for me is a process of discovery. My works inspired by plants, textures and the natural world combines exuberant color. I work mostly with a palette knife giving much texture to the finished product. I create mixed-media abstract paintings in which I explore my interest in the wonder and the curiosity I feel about the world I live in. My fascination with old crumbling buildings and walls also inspires much of my work.
I like to explore all the possibilities of the different mediums I use. The combination of various mediums and materials I enjoy working with include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, ink and textured papers. Through the relationship of colors, forms, and marks, through rhythm and balance, and the physical and psychological work of painting, each picture develops into a unique metaphor.
Painters who continue to inspire me:
Paul Klee, Joan Miró , Hans Hoffman, Arshile Gorky, Joan Mitchell…"