Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd. is pleased to present SPRING • WATER, featuring oil on canvas paintings by Vancouver-based Chinese-Canadian artist, JUNE YUN. The water paintings, created from 2011 to 2013, are in part, a continuation of the artist's Lemon Traveling series in which a tiny lemon accompanies Yun, experiencing many of the things the artist experiences in her travels. The lemon also makes an appearance in many of the artist’s paintings, and in this particular series, can be found among scenes of calm, cool, watery landscapes. SPRING • WATER opens Friday, April 5, 2013 with a public reception from 3pm to 6pm. Everyone is welcome and June Yun will be in attendance.
Painting is life meditation for Yun; it calms and comforts. "Water gives me softness and peacefulness, and of course water is so beautiful. It can be many different forms and colours. Sometimes water is a dancing snowflake, sometimes a crystal like ice; sometimes in the sky, a flying cloud, and sometimes it wraps us in fog. It can be fresh, transparent, blue, pink, green, gold, grey, giving me my palette for this new body of work."
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June Yun, Shoal, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 22 x 28 inches; Courtesy of the artist & Art Beatus Gallery - Vancouver
More about June Yun (b. China)
June Yun is a Vancouver based Chinese Canadian artist. She was born in China and educated at Anhui Normal University and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing with a major in painting. She then continued her studies in England and received a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2000. She has taught art in universities and at art institutions in China and Canada – most recently Emily Carr University.
Yun has exhibited internationally since 2000: in China: Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen; in Europe: Marseille, France; Brussels, Belgium; and The Great Britain, Newcastle, Washington, Gateshead, Sunderland, Manchester and Durham. In Canada, she has had Exhibitions at the Banff Centre, Richmond Art Gallery and Centre A. Most recently, she has showed in the Himalayas Art Museum in Shanghai, in 2011.
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Education: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Master of Fine Art, 1998 - 00. Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China. Diploma in Painting, 1993 - 94. Anhui University, Wuhu, China. B.A.Hons. in Fine Art, 1986 - 90.
(Image on top: June Yun, Spring Water, 2013 , Oil on Canvas, 20 x 30 inches; Courtesy of the artist & Art Beatus Gallery - Vancouver)