Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm
About the artwork
Min Yi Yao's nudes are a stunning display of skill and artistic vision. Playing on his fauvist influences, the seemingly wild strokes give way to contradicting precise strokes that capture light, depth and emotion. The woman depicted in this image is lost in a serene pleasure and is shown in her most natural form- the combination of which results in both aesthetic delight and an intrigue into the transience and mystery of her form. The abstract undertones of the piece are subtle and yet, overarching.
About the artist
Born in Xi'an, Shanxi Province and graduating from Xi'an Fine Art Academy. Min Yiyao's figurative works have been featured in major exhibitions in China, with solo and group exhibitions spanning Beijing, Xiamen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taipei, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Singapore. In Min's works, the language of his technique draws the viewer in rather that the image itself. He alludes to fauvist influences and a tinge of surrealism. The artist fascinates the viewer with a reversal of the norms expected of a portraiture piece.