Jim Kempner Fine Art

    Shanlin Ye

    I grew up and received my education in China. I moved to the US in 2012 and blended into this country of immigrants. Still I feel quite lost from time to time. After a couple of years of living in the US, I came to feel lost when I visited China, too. Recently, I have worked on paper with heads and figures to create the current show, Monologue. I am fascinated by the fluidity and ungoverned nature of watercolor. I enjoy watching the water and the color dancing on paper. It is like a poem. My work is not about realism or perfection; rather, it addresses the opposite: the coarse, imperfect and aberrant. I try to reveal the unseen part of human existence and human identification in my paintings. It is a spiritual communication when I paint a portrait, and I will be thrilled if you can find a way to "talk" to the people you meet in this body of work."- Shanlin Ye, 2016

  • PaintingWorks on Paper

    2016

  • PaintingWorks on Paper

    2016

  • PaintingWorks on Paper

    2016

  • PaintingWorks on Paper

    2016

  • 2016

  • 2016

  • 2016

  • 2016

  • 2016

  • 2016

  • Prints and MultiplesWorks on Paper

    2017

  • PaintingWorks on Paper

    2017

  • Works on Paper

    2017

  • 2016

  • PaintingWorks on Paper

    2016