Huang Yuncan (b. 1982) graduated from the oil painting department at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2005, and continued her graduate studies until 2008. She has participated in group exhibitions in many of China’s major cities, including Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.
The series New Youth depicts an experience of youth that is unprecedented China, and is a result of the country’s new material wealth. She portrays her subjects looking carefree and trendy, but at the same time self-conscious – capturing the awkwardness and uncertainty that accompanies the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Her characters exist in neutral fields without context. This could suggest the uncertainty of youth, or possibly the lack of fixed references in China’s rapidly changing conditions.
Huang’s images are presented as animated but imprecise recollections with floating spots that coalesce into figures and interactions. The tenuous bonds between the spots threaten to dissipate at any moment, imitating the brevity of youth and the fragility of the mind’s eye.
HUANG YUNCAN | 黄云璨
- Lives in: Chongqing
A WORD FROM THE ARTIST
Memories of youth are a theme in my work; the hazy blizzard-like texture aims to recreate the there-but-not-there effect of recollection. I find inspiration in both my own experiences and those of people around me. Each person will have their own understanding of an artwork; a good piece of art will arouse an feeling or memory without using words.
|2005||Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute for four years.|
|2008||Study in Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute as a postgraduate students at state expense.|
|2005||Attended the second China Art Triennial----" Archaeology in the Future .|
|2006||Attended the 3rd joint exhibitions of works by postgraduate students in Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.|
|won excellent achievement prize in China—Korea exhibition receiving 300 participants.|
|Attended "Fogyism and Innovation"----- joint exhibitions of the works by postgraduate students in China Fine Arts Institute and Sichuan Fine Arts Institute .|
|2007||Attended the Invitational Exhibition of the postgraduate students in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.|
|Attended " Ten years anniversary of Chongqing as amunicipality directly under the Central Government "------first Exhibition of works by postgraduate students in Chongqing( Provin cial art exhibition) and won the excellent achievement prize.|
| First exhibition of the Kunming Mayuan Art Co-operative-----|
|"firewood senders "academic recommending exhibition ----Anniversary of Hangzhou DaHan Gallery.|
|Join the 8th China Art Festivals with the work|
|join the 1st Creation Industry Week with work |
|2008||Join the "Hotchpotch of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute" Exhibition in Beijing Today Art Gallery with work<"Who "Series>.|
|Join the"Her world"----exhibition of the works by woman artists with the work |
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|Join "Reinterpret the Contemporary Age"----exhibition of the works by Postgraduate students in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Guangzhou Fine Arts Institute.|
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