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Han-Yuan Yu: Unraveling the Traditional

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Taiwanese artist  HAN-YUAN YU in The Saturated Palette. The exhibition opens March 10, 2017 and runs through March 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, March 16 from 6-8 pm.

In his bright, highly detailed, and intricate paintings, Taiwanese artist HAN-YUAN YU has created a brand-new art form that juxtaposes figurative compositions with decorative elements. Each image is set against backdrops inspired by the subtropical environs of his native Taiwan. YU combines an academic oil palate with vibrant colors and folkloric and aboriginal themes. His work is created digitally, although he sometimes uploads organic brushstrokes of oil paint to create a more complex and varied look.

What makes YU’s work so unique is the level of expressionism captured in his subjects. Through content, composition, color, line, and form, YU seeks to tell a story, to unravel a narrative and draw the viewer into his imaginative world. Here, traditional stories and designs from Chinese and Taiwanese culture are combined with figurative elements to reveal the unforgettable beauty of Taiwan. As YU explains, “The most important thing for illustration is narrative, carrying information and telling a story or information to people.”

In addition to his artistic pursuits, HAN-YUAN YU currently works as a freelance illustrator.


Exhibition Dates: March 10, 2017  – March 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

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Featured Artists:

The Saturated Palette

Olivia Kapoor  |  Ping Lian Yeak  |  Vanitira  |  Jessica Watson-Thorp  |  Susana Rapallo  |  Han-Yuan Yu  |  Maria Fernandez Gold  |  Irina Goryunova  |  Chen Jin


About the Exhibition

The Saturated Palette

Agora Gallery is pleased to present The Saturated Palette, a riotous new group exhibition that explores an array of intense visual expressions. All ten artists featured here employ an extreme of some sort, be it tone, shape, texture – or, more frequently, a combination of several. Color is of course the main player, and the exhibition’s large range offers examples of how it is deployed to depict people, places, and ideas. We see it in bright, playful bursts, but also in more unexpected ways. In some works, the standout color is used only sparingly in the frame; in others, it serves to highlight an element of the subject matter, or even to underline the artist’s larger idea about pattern or line. With oil, pastels, and encaustic, several artists show us how a canvas can include only subtle or darker colors that nevertheless completely infuse the image. In this exhibitionHealth Fitness Articles, techniques are taken to their limit and the curious are rewarded.

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About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves.

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