We are excited to showcase the work of third year Georgian College student Yourong Zhao.
The Path Exhibition - Wed. March 20th to March 30th
Opening Reception - Saturday, March 23rd
Yourong’s Artist Statement:
As an artist, I capture the life, emotions, vitality and warmth of my subjects. This is true whether it’s about the contemplation of nature, or discovering the meaning of life. My symbolic work conveys a subjective, emotional and harmonious response to the natural world.
My artistic “meanderings” weaves together the ideas, dream, and experiences from my past and present, and recombines them in unique ways. I deliver this group of quiet works that emphasize the inner life of my subjects, the human being turning inward and reflecting upon himself and his soul. Each work reflects my desire to capture the spiritual presence sensed out of doors -- in woods, flowers, and the sky and the moon/stars. My works put the soul into the landscape, to experience myself out in the isolation of nature.
I imply a narrative with a poetic, strive to create ethereal landscapes and figurative scenes, as well as the magic /dreamlike feel in my work. The intersections of nature and mysticism have a significant impact on my art. Through the composition and the unusual color combinations I create mystery. Hopefully, my works allow viewers to contemplate their own deeper realities and provide pleasure for their eyes, as well. - Yourong Zhao