Lyrical Dreamland & Cultural Landscape - Gezi Yao

Lyrical Dreamland & Cultural Landscape - Gezi Yao

A wanderer of life and art.


All Images © Gezi Yao 姚歌子

 
Degree Show Plan Explanation (E11):

When East meets West.
My life journey here.
My past and present.
The two big acrylic paintings (blue and green) represent my past – my background of my identity, and a rather nostalgic story. Painted in a linear and flat layer, with watery drops across the image, refers to some of the features of traditional Chinese painting (the ink drops and lines). The “old fashioned” landscape painting style I have employed here itself is nostalgic.
The top left screen prints with a hand written calligraphy in a self-invented Chinese and English mixed language, and the top right digital printed and acrylic textile piece together illustrate what I have learnt in Edinburgh College of Art. They are techniques that I have never experienced before I came here.
The bridges (the Forth Bridge in red and the two bridges of River Tweed) symbolises the connection between my past and future - a bridge on a river that runs through my past in the East and my present in the West.
The visual effect of the prints and the fabric piece is more appealing, clear, bright and definite. While the paintings are more emotionally involved, lyrical, soft, and even romantic.  
A Chinese eye to perceive western landscapes. A lyrical description of my life journey story in the West.

 

Degree Show Plan Explanation (E11):

When East meets West.

My life journey here.

My past and present.

The two big acrylic paintings (blue and green) represent my past – my background of my identity, and a rather nostalgic story. Painted in a linear and flat layer, with watery drops across the image, refers to some of the features of traditional Chinese painting (the ink drops and lines). The “old fashioned” landscape painting style I have employed here itself is nostalgic.

The top left screen prints with a hand written calligraphy in a self-invented Chinese and English mixed language, and the top right digital printed and acrylic textile piece together illustrate what I have learnt in Edinburgh College of Art. They are techniques that I have never experienced before I came here.

The bridges (the Forth Bridge in red and the two bridges of River Tweed) symbolises the connection between my past and future - a bridge on a river that runs through my past in the East and my present in the West.

The visual effect of the prints and the fabric piece is more appealing, clear, bright and definite. While the paintings are more emotionally involved, lyrical, soft, and even romantic.  

A Chinese eye to perceive western landscapes. A lyrical description of my life journey story in the West.

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2014

My wall space in E11 for the degree show at ECA this year. 

24th May - 1 June 2014, 11am - 5pm

22nd May 2014, 6.30pm - 8pm Business View

23rd May 2014, 6pm - 8pm Private View 

Welcome.

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"Home-Dreamland"

Printed Textile with Acrylic & Ink on top, 100x140cm, Apr 2014

A mixture of my hometown iconic building “Horsehead wall” (the top right architecture), the Forth Bridge and Edinburgh street views, with the secret poem which illustrates a nostalgic story about this multi-place landscape.

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"A Secret Poem"

Mixed Media, 21x30cm; 42x30cm, May 2014

A poem narrates my journey in the West, written in a self-invented language that mixes with both Chinese and English. 

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"Countryside Landscape In A Mirror" In Situ Photos

Apr 2014

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Collages

mixed media, each sized 42x30cm, Mar 2014

A mixture of landscapes of Scotland and my hometown, and objects appear around me in my daily life environment as well as the memories of my past..

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"Countryside Landscape In A Mirror"

Acrylic on canvas (round), Apr 2014

Based on a photo I took near Ben Nevis in the highland of Scotland.

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"The Other Impression II"
Acrylic on canvas, 180x100cm, Apr 2014
Another painting about my impression of the River Tweed. 
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"The Other Impression II"

Acrylic on canvas, 180x100cm, Apr 2014

Another painting about my impression of the River Tweed. 

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“Modern Diptych” 

Oil on canvas (left); Acrylic on canvas (right), 80x60cm (each), Dec 2013

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These two paintings are expected to be represented as a diptych of my double perspectives towards a common photograph of a Scottish loch, which I took during my trip to Scottish highlands.

The left-hand side one is depicted in a more traditional and representational European landscape painting style; while the right-hand side one is illustrated by my own perspective with my own imagination towards the photo, which further extended my recent style of the ‘lyrical and dreamy’ when depicting a landscape scene. 

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