About

b. 1986, HK.

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Artist Statement

In the past, while working on my abstract, color field paintings, I began to photo-document the urban landscape around where I work. My art studio in San Francisco is located on an abandoned naval shipyard surrounded by decaying buildings and the bay. Over time I became more interested in these images than my abstract paintings, so I decided to start making representational paintings based on my photographs. The structure and problem solving of realism satisfied an existential need that had not been fulfilled in my abstract work. 

I am also inspired by the Venetian Renaissance masters – Bellini, Titian and Giorgione – and I try to capture the quiet beauty of their work. I use many layers of paint and transparent oil glazes to transform desolate landscapes into harmonious compositions of color and light, keeping with the style of my favorite artists.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014    Northwest Passage, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA

2012    Black and White, ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011    Wider Views of Urban San Francisco, ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011    Reflection on the Shipyards, Plaza Gallery, 555 California Street -
              Bank of America Bldg. San Francisco, CA

2011    Urban Landscapes, 425 Market Street , San Francisco, CA   

2011    50 California, San Francisco, CA

1993    Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991    Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015    The Way You Make Me Feel,  a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015    Urban Ruminations, Aljoya Thornton, Seattle WA

2014    Revealing the Landscape, Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art

2014    Where to from There, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2013    Art Southampton, Abemeyer+Wood Fine Art

2013    Parallel Universes, Two person show with Miranda Putman,
              Art Zone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013    artMRKT San Francisco, Abmeyer+Wood Fine Art

2012    Blossoms and Roots, ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012    Current VIews and Perspectives, ArtZone 461 Gallery,
             San Francisco, CA

2011    The Realists: New, Recent & Historical Works, 
              ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010    LandsCApes: Glimpses of Everyday California,
              de Saisset Museum Santa Clara, CA

2010    AQUA: Art On Water, ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010    SF Fine Art Fair, ArtZone 461 Gallery, Booth 56, San Francisco, CA

2010    Introductions 2010: New Artists & Fresh Works,
              ArtZone 461 Gallery,  San Francisco, CA

2010   Workspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988-2007  Showed at Triangle Gallery, San Francisco