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Yu Nancheng
中华太极之掩手肱捶Tai Chi Hide hand and Strike Fist , 2016

Oil on Canvas
80 x 160cm


Yu Nancheng’s Tai Chi series was inspired by the sight of thousands performing Tai Chi at Tiananmen Square in China. He uses vivid “China Red” to paint the background of the work, with the colour reflecting a symbolic tribute to his country through its notable cultural connections. The painting depicts an infinite number of people practicing the martial art form who are rendered in blue, a colour that symbolises immortality and advancement, with the horizontal composition accentuating the awe-inspiring multitudes. Through Yu’s use of impasto, he creates a unique textured surface that illustrates the controlled movements in Tai Chi, and the gracefulness of the martial art form. As a result, Yu’s stunning technique and cultural iconicism leaves a strong impact on those who view his works.

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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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