Summer Group Exhibition – Works by Tony Yin Tak Chu, Katie Cheung, Tomoyo Ihaya, Shyh-Charng Lo, Seung Won Suh & June Yun


Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd is pleased to present a special selection of works by our gallery-represented artists to reflect the warmer days of this season. Like dipping one’s toes in a cool, blue pond or taking in the quiet warmth and glow of an evening sunset, this year’s Summer Group Exhibition has been curated to evoke feelings of stillness and calm, but also to leave viewers feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Inspired by the Chinese pictograph 流 水 meaning flowing water, Tony Yin Tak Chu’s mixed media works are translucent, delicate and diaphanous, having an ethereal quality like water. “Layering marks in ink on sheets of Mylar and tracing papers became a metaphor for my searching for a lost time, unidentifiable images that ebb and flow…they are a dreamlike memory for a past that is unrecognizable.” ● Through much experience and experimenting, Katie Cheung has become a master in floral painting. Although she mostly paints with acrylics on canvas, she does not subscribe to any particular style nor does she paint from real or still life but instead, looks inward to draw on her own imagination and emotions for inspiration. ● Throughout her practice, Tomoyo Ihaya has developed an iconography that is distinctly her own. In her mixed media on Japanese paper artworks, her seemingly simple images have complex dream-like narratives that often reference the importance of water – how it nurtures and sustains us literally and figuratively.

In his art practice, painter Shyh-Charng Lo has mainly been preoccupied by one subject matter: landscape – usually the picturesque view of mountains, water and trees around his own neighbourhood of Point Grey in Vancouver. Using minimal forms and colour, his serene paintings gently evoke a feeling of timeless nostalgia. ● Seung Won Suh was one of the early members of Korea’s first internationally recognized modern art movement, Tansaekhwa, which translates as monochrome painting. Characteristic of works in this movement, Suh’s paintings appear minimal, austere and quietly meditative with semi-transparent layers of paint that reveal and conceal, drawing the viewer in while blurring the lines between the foreground and background. ● Introspective and evocative, June Yun’s water-inspired landscape paintings turn the viewer into a wistful traveller. According to Yun, “Water’s variety of forms and reflections seem real and unreal, like a dream or mirage…sometimes it is like memory that seems clear, but is also misty.”

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