Yanru Chen is a textile storyteller based in China and London who focuses on weave practice.
Her work is influenced by her adoration for animals- a topic she has been fascinated since her childhood, and her love of literature, with folklore. Focusing on colour, craft and storytelling, She tried to create a case of animals which help her reflect on herself. She tried to create some textile sculpture to create a ‘weird’ animal land that was filled with mystical and fantastic.
With a bachelor’s degree in interior textile design at the China Academy of Art before her studies at the RCA, Yanru has obtained a comprehensive understanding of this area. During her studies and contact with textile design, textiles can be given a new symbol and become emotional sustenance.
Her intention is to create art that offers spiritual comfort, providing viewers with strength and evoking a similar emotional experience. She with the viewers to feel embraced and supported when they look at her artwork, as if they are being comforted and empowered when they engage with it.