𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝙶𝚊𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚛- 𝙰 𝚂𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝙿𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚒𝚝- Original
On Hold- Primary Colour Series-Constant Gardener- A self portrait is one of Shizico Yi's latest large paintings for her new projects, inspired by Japanese woodblock Print and the a nod to calligraphy tradition.
The series is a part of "Sunlit Series" where Shizico develop her visual language, with and around the colour of yellow: it's an exploration of the healing power of yellow.
in this painting, she painted the light in its shadowy forms, the painting documents the shadows casted throughout the day in her garden painted plein air; seeing her own shadows in between the dahlias field under the Indian summer's burning sunlight.
This painting is a part of Sunlit Project, where Shizico explore the artistic capabilities of the colour yellow and the connection between the materials, the subjects explored (deeper meanings behind nature) and the artist-self.
She incorporated gilding techniques with gold leaves to push “yellow” further, resulting in a visual language reminiscent of wood block prints. In this series, Shizico restricts the colour palette, combines monochromatic tones, showcasing the interplay of yellow against various layers of black.
Primary Colour Series-Constant Gardener- A self portrait
- Dimensions: Height: 31.5 in (80 cm)Width: 39.38 in (100 cm)Depth: 0.63 in (1.6 cm)
- Medium: Gesso, gold leaf, oil, acrylic on canvas
This work is a part of Exhibition: Across Universes -Sunlit Series 2023 in GSY Studio Gallery
Shizico Yi's Sunlit Series is a celebration of Yellow and an exploration of its healing power and its effect on the people who experience grief.
"Sunlit Series" meticulously crafted on all mediums, gold leaf gilding on her brushstrokes captured within a restrained palette of yellow, and mono palettes for each painting. With strokes of gold, ink, gesso acrylic and other black mediums, she orchestrates a visual symphony.
Each painting within this series aims to negotiate an unique facet, where the golden hues engage in a dialogue with the layers of images inspired by her garden and the wildlife who come to visit almost daily in Summer and Autumn time. Shizico's unique take on certain painterly materials expressed fully in this painting, gold leaf on dark ink, depths of yellow with grey bring the garden in the Blue Moon night . She wanted to create a mystic imaginary world of light in the night through the layering of the mono tone of colours. The interplay of these contrasting elements upon the textured surface of gold leaves and ink adds yet another layer of tactile fascination.
This Sunlit Series nestles within her "Golden Period”. The result is a breath-taking testimony to the profound connection between the materials, the subject (the deeper meaning of her garden ), and the artist herself. © Shizico Yi
About the Artist
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Dr. Shizico Yi is a London based artist, working on installations, films and paintings; the documentary nature of her work often concerns about the loss, repetition, the everyday subject and memories . With design and film background, Shizico combines her interests making installation projects which relate to artist's personal life in relation to the society and human condition at large.
Shizico Yi holds a PhD in Fine Art awarded by UEL, UK 2017; she had completed a Master in Fine Art with a BA in Womenswear from UAL. London. She is also the Winner of Women Film Makers: Best Shorts Competition 2013 Los Angels. USA.
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