We are pleased to announce an exhibition New Life by Yuming Zhu on March 23(Sat) & 24(Sun) , as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.
Yuming Zhu describes his style as “Transism” — Lyrical Impression and Idealistic Expression, through which he portrays the beauty of our spiritual and earthly world by creation a language of emotional expression. He blends the styles of the East and West into his oil, pastel and Sumi paintings. Capturing the light and darkness of the European masters while combining the familiar and textured brush strokes found in Sumi watercolors, Yuming likes to leave white spaces as background painting and emphasis on Spiritual Charming in his art.
He held several solo and group exhibitions in California and Seattle area. He also teaches in community colleges and is an active member in several artists’ associations in the area.
He was invited to demo Sumi painting for the tape “Five Thoughts of Asian Art” by Seattle Art Museum and artist for the EMMA nominated movie Series: The Man In The High Castle.
Here are some words from the artist himself.
This show I will showcase sketches, Plein Air paintings on accordion screen books and small shikishi boards. Capturing the beauty of traditional Japanese buildings, sacred sites, people in kimono and particularly the dramatic weather changing scenes of Itoshima, then I creates and translate my impressions and memories into large scale of Sumi paintings. IT is a trans-ism of small to large, live drawing to studio painting.
Yuming Zhu “New Life”
Exhibition style: Sumi-e, installation art with sketch books
Date: March 23 (Saturday) & 24 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:30.
* We will hold an artist talk on 23rd (Sat), starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be held at the same exhibition periods.