An experimental dialogue between painting and photography.
In this first attempt of the painter to extend his creations into photography, Francis Yu continues his challenge to the boundary of arts. He pursuits breakthrough by integrating several art forms and media. An attempt to explore their possibilities in multi-disciplinary arts to investigate the complex relationships of visual art forms and its media with associating image, word and object, stretching over painting, photography, animation and installation, Yu endeavors to express his thoughts in painting and photography expressions.
About the Artist
Francis Yu completed his undergraduate studies at York University in Toronto where he gained a BFA in visual arts and later on further the study at the Royal College of Art in London and gained his MA in painting.
Francis has held solo exhibitions of his paintings in Hong Kong, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. His works have also been invited to present in over fifty group exhibitions in Hong Kong and abroad, including “Hong Kong Art Biennial” at Hong Kong Museum of Art (1998 & 2001), “Artlink@Sotheby’s International Young Art” exhibition and auction travelling to Chicago, Tel Aviv and Vienna (2000), “Mapping Asia” at Hong Kong Heritage Museum (2003), “Embracing the New Century” at China National Museum of Fine Art (2003), and “HKAC 30th Anniversary Exhibition” at Hong Kong Arts Centre (2008).
The property of painting is full of interest to Francis Yu, and he has been pursuing it for the last fifteen years. He also shares his passion for painting by teaching and is currently Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.
23.3.2012 (Fri) 6-8pm
24.3 – 22.4.2012
7.4.2012 (Sat) 3-5pm