Yuri Yuan

Region: MFA Annual

Website: http://www.yuriyuan.com

City / State: New York, NY

 My paintings provide a space for both myself and the viewer to process the experience of alienation in a strange world. I explore existentialist themes of loneliness, life, and death through painting from memory. Instead of a faithful representation, images are filtered, distorted, and exaggerated, highlighting the psychological and emotional space they occupy. The absurd narratives explore the helplessness and fragility one feels when confronting fate and death. The different senses of self and time in the paintings teleport the viewer into memories of alienation and grief.