Oil Paintings

Gao Yujin

高玉金

Gao Yujin 高玉金

Bio of Artist

Gao Yujin was born in Ling Yi City, Shandong Province, China in 1983. He enrolled in the Art Academy of Sichuan University in 2003. In August the same year, he joined Chengdu International Artists’ Village named Nongyuan – the creative base of artists from the China West. He is now under Professor Cheng Conglin for post-graduate course in oil painting. His latest series entitled “sample” is the result of artist’s perception of contemporary view of beauty. Prevailing posters advertising beauty and fashion have resulted in a huge number of young women losing “anti-body” through trimming, mixed dress and ornaments as well as avant-garde hair styles. The artist likes to put flower and beauty-conscious woman together because flowers tend to scatter disorderly and woman always show the grace. It gives rise to the feeling of drifting and void beauty. What hides behind the beauty: satisfaction? Melancholy? bewilderment?

高玉金,1983年出生于山东临沂。2003年考入四川大学艺术学院绘画系专业,2006年毕业,同年8月加入成都国际浓园艺术村(中国西部艺术家创作基地,目前在程丛林教授指导下攻读硕士学位。最新的“样本”系列,是画家对时下的“美”思索的延伸。画家目睹映入眼廉的是标榜美与时尚的海报,有感于同出一辙的窈窕身姿、混搭的服饰和前卫的发型令无数追求美的女人失去“抗体”。画家惯于将花与爱美的女人放在一起。花,散落无序;女人,婀娜多姿。二者并置,传达一种轻飘、虚无的美,这种美隐喻着什么?满足、感伤、抑郁、迷离?

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sample series 5 - 110X150cm   2008