Tiange Yu(1998) is a Chinese artist living and working in London. His work has been exhibited in European and Asian countries. Recent exhibition included: 'Utopia', Août' gallery, Beirut; 'And They Lived Sadly Ever After', Tube Culture Hall, Milano; 'Look Mum No Hands', Beadvisors Department, London; 'Raw', Soho Revue, London(2022); The 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party, Jinan Art Museum, Jinan, China(2020).
Tiange Yu, born in China in 1998 and based in London, defines himself as a rehearser of space, a composer of colours and lines, and a director of fantasy. Influenced by past study experience of Theatrical Scenery, he often draws inspiration from specific spaces such as dramas, ballets, runways, and botanical garden shows. His canvases portray virtual landscapes of an imagined and invented reality where pleasure, ambiguity, dreams and the escapism are never really reachable, but remain elusive phantoms.
In addition, preferring to use the pigment sticks for practices not only allows his hand to wander free on the canvas a creator-god or conductor, but also challenges his modern digital image working methods at the early stage of creation. In this way, the artist embarks on his own inner journey, wandering through a natural and witty theatre. He brings to life a realm that is different from the real world, conveying an uncanny impression somewhere between unreality and concreteness, instability and stability, abandoning all pretense of gravity in order to fly free of all constraints. There is no hierarchy between animals, plants and humans. Tiange Yu seems to explore his own inner universe by continuously breaking the conventional space of things and rearranging the fragments of the narrative in his own way.