Portrait of the Artist as a Cat- Large Fuji Limited Edition of 10
67 x 50 CM, made on Fuji Pro-Museum Archival photograph paper
Limited Edition 10 only!
The painting is one of the series – Spring Cats and the Sunny Factory. This Artist's Proof is the fruit of the first stage of the painting process. Yi then carries on finishing the painting with another dreamscape and story. Therefore, she transforms the picture from existence to history and memory of a painting.
The name Portrait of the Artist as a Cat says it all; she placed herself in a semi-tropical greenhouse full of colours and a body of water in the background, despite she painted the painting on a very cold February. She portrayed herself as a big cat, an attempt to bring herself closer to her cat’s world, this is the first painting about her rescue cat, Sonny. Later on, she painted the cat in another major painting, which inspired the name of the series- Spring Cats and the Sunny Factory. © Shizico Yi
About Spring Exhibition Series:
" What these paintings of the Spring Exhibition Series try to do is to push impressionism toward Matisse; having a very daring courtship with colours and the simplicity of lines and forms, then to move even further closer to the language of Howard Hodgkin, making my new works under this lineage of less about the realistic representation, much more about the colours and its meaning behind the brushstrokes, to celebrate the power of imaginary spaces.
These two masters, Matisse and Hodgkin are at the two ends of the dial, and in between is my playground for this new Series.
--- Spring Cats and the Sunny Factory ----Shizico Yi March 2023