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Yu Nancheng
Martial Art I , 2016

Oil on Canvas
70 x 70cm


In this work by Yu Nancheng, two figures are shown in combat. Yu creates layers using a palette knife to depict the figures, enabling them to protrude from the canvas to produce an interesting surface texture. The vivid “China Red” paint he uses heightens the intensity of the work, and this is furthered by the dynamic poses of the figures, as their leading lines emphasise the directional flow of energy. Yu utilises contrasting colours to create an interesting visual experience, with cool blue specks standing out from the vibrant red dynamically. Through his visual mastery, Yu creates a profound work that conveys the spirituality and power of movement in Tai Chi.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Born in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province in 1956, Yu Nancheng currently resides in Shanghai and has been engaged in art creation for more than 40 years. His artworks have been exhibited across China and are collected by art institutions and professional art collectors around the world in locations such as the U.S, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Japan and the Middle Eastern countries. Yu’s breakthrough technique of layers by palette knife application revolutionised the world of Chinese oil painting, with his contrasting Chinese and Western techniques embellishing his signature mediums.
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  • +Exhibitions

    Selected Solo Exhibitions 

    Solo Exhibition, Ode to Art, Singapore 

    Tai Chi Series, Wellington Gallery, Hong Kong
    M50 Creative Park, Shanghai, China  

    Tai Chi Series, Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, China 
    Tai Chi Series, Li Kai Lin Gallery, Manchester, UK
    Rhythm of Life, Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China 

    Changzhou Youth Club, Changzhou, China  

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