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Yu Zhao

Yu Zhao

France
Emerging artist
Best seller
  • KAZoART artist since 2017
  • 42 works sold
  • 125 works

Yu Zhao is a painter specializing in abstraction. Her painting is intended to reference pre-historical writing techniques. Yu Zhao turns her focus back in time to the very origins of the art form. 

A Chinese Heritage

Born in Beijing and living in France for 20 years, Yu Zhao has received a double degree in both Western and Chinese arts. During her career, the artist discovered contemporary dance and was inspired by its approach and philosophy. 

At the same time, Yu Zhao conducted passionate research on the different writings within pictorial art in ancient China: this very research became a beacon of truth in her artistic process. 

According to the ancient Chinese masters, each line of calligraphy was compared to a "surreal" image. She therefore considers painting a place for experimentation and meditation. Using an identical style, each painting reveals a unique artistic world.

Tempera, an Age-old Practice

Yu Zhao's main medium is tempera (egg painting), an ancestral Western technique, used in particular in Icon art, by Italian artists of the Renaissance, but also by great modern masters (Klee, Picasso Rothko...). 

Close to the wash method, tempera brings about transparent and bright results. Mythical and spiritual, it makes for one of the most solid and durable types of paintings. Yu Zhao paints on thick paper for watercolor or design, then marouflaged on canvas.

The word of sinologist Léon Vandermeersch

"What Chinese art has therefore freed itself from is ideography. And it’s through this movement that Yu Zhao shows that she is very much so a contemporay artist, whilst at the same time retaining levels of traditionalism that other modern Chinese artists these days just don’t have. The latter [...] have begun to “de-ideography“ their inks by deconstructing Chinese characters in order to recompose their graphemes. Yu Zhao, instead of breaking down ideograms, goes back to their roots; "beyond the line" as is the title of one of her exhibitions. »

- Léon Vandermeersch (sinologist)

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Yu Zhao - Château dans le ciel
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
30 x 39 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Réminiscence d'un paysage
Yu Zhao
Acrylic painting
25 x 33 cm
$361
Yu Zhao - Montagne à l'envers
new
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
150 x 100 x 2 cm
$4,646
Yu Zhao - Montagne-source
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Arbre dans le vent
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
75 x 75 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Vallée de l'insouciance
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Résurgence
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Village
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
65 x 50 cm
$929
Yu Zhao - Communion
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 x 2 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Vallée aux papillons
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
24 x 38 cm
$413
Yu Zhao - Village
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
65 x 25 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Terre chatoyante
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
50 x 100 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Wind and world II
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 64 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Prémisses du printemps
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
28 x 30 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Envol
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
74 x 70 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Montagne bleue et verte
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Pays natal
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
90 x 60 cm
$1,239
Yu Zhao - Paysage-Baleine
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
33 x 25 cm
$310
Yu Zhao - Tourbillon
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
$723
Yu Zhao - Temps antique
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 60 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Eau florale
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
103 x 46 cm
$1,032
Yu Zhao - Falaise
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
20 x 28 cm
$361
Yu Zhao - Littoral
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
40 x 40 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Matière de réminiscence
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Effusion
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 70 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Communion
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 x 2 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Juvénile automnal
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 x 2 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Fleurs de pêcher
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
60 x 37 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Torrent céleste
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Montagne aux temples
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
19 x 42 cm
$413
Yu Zhao - Terre du carnaval
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
70 x 150 cm
$3,923
Yu Zhao - Big bang
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
40 x 30 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Hiver-fire
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
20 x 20 cm
$103
Yu Zhao - Lotus
Yu Zhao
Acrylic painting
200 x 130 cm
Private sale -20%
Yu Zhao - La toundra
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 x 2 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Promenade du temps
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 25 cm
$310
Yu Zhao - Ciel cristallin
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
30 x 150 cm
$1,239
Yu Zhao - Vallée rouge
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 65 cm
$619
Yu Zhao - Bleu
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
11 x 17 cm
$88
Yu Zhao - L'insondable
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
30 x 25 cm
$310
Yu Zhao - Depuis le sommet
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
19 x 32 cm
$413
Yu Zhao - Nuage d'étoiles
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
75 x 150 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Vents
Yu Zhao
Watercolour
40 x 40 cm
$516
Yu Zhao - Interstices
new
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
90 x 60 x 2 cm
$1,239
Yu Zhao - Falaise et torrent
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
14 x 19 cm
$155
Yu Zhao - Africa II
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
30 x 150 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Temps idyllique
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
150 x 75 cm
$3,923
Yu Zhao - Verdoyant
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
22 x 30 cm
$310
Yu Zhao - Île idyllique
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
150 x 75 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Rouge et or
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
150 x 150 cm
Private sale -30%
Yu Zhao - Cascade glacé
Yu Zhao
Oil painting
75 x 150 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Temps aboli
Yu Zhao
Acrylic painting
104 x 60 cm
Private sale -20%
Yu Zhao - Voyage dans les montagnes aux ruisseaux
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
100 x 100 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Sous la mer
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
50 x 50 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Clair de lune
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
27 x 33 cm
$310
Yu Zhao - Paysage vénitien
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
150 x 75 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Paysage Toscane
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
50 x 50 cm
Private sale -20%
Yu Zhao - Forêt des cerfs
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
18 x 24 cm
$361
Yu Zhao - Songe
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
25 x 20 cm
Private sale -10%
Yu Zhao - Mine d'or
Yu Zhao
Mixed media
75 x 150 cm
$3,923
Yu Zhao's Career
Education

- Doctorate E.S.T. Arts, University of Paris 8, thesis: From the conceptual system to the vocabulary of the theories of pictorial art in classical

China - Master of Fine Arts, University of Paris 8

- Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Bordeaux III

- Former lecturer in Fine Arts at the University of Paris 8

- Former teacher of Chinese painting at Paris-Ateliers

Exhibitions

- February 2018: "Yu Zhao", Nichido Gallery, Paris

- May 2017: "Papier 2", group exhibition organized by Upart, Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris

- February 2017: "My Venetian Gold", group exhibition at Spazio Thétis, Venice

- June - Sep. 2016: "Paper", collective exhibition organised by Upart in three branches of Barclays Bank, Paris

- May - June 2016: "Paper", collective exhibition organised by Upart, Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris

- From May 2016: artist represented by the Galerie Émotion Plurielle, La Baule