Yu Hui was born in Yueyang, Hunan, in 1975.
‘Truth and chaos are both reality and dream, flirtatious
and mysterious at the same time.” Friends who’ve
seen my works often make such a comment.
Among the plants and flowers that I grew due in my own backyard
are the river interlaced hills and verdant trees. Most of the time the season is green, the air moist, and sometimes with mist rising. This
mixture of things that’s happening naturally in front of you always
felt like magic to me.
Something within those colorful jungle of weeds and blossoms layer
upon layer and covered with thorns, often drawn me towards the
mystery of life. I think that within that space I am trying to detect the
unknown, something totally external of our usual understanding.
I believe there are more meaningful aspects in life than material
desires, so I put my joy into a jungle field, creating my own paradise.
It is my secret garden where I can imagine in arbitrary and satisfy my
curiosity. Amid the sense of poetic and peace there’s the desire and
struggle, it is the other face of the mirror...
In these pieces I have placed more emphasis on language processing
in showing the mood and atmosphere with dotted lines, cracked
lineworks, form, colors etc... to convey true feelings. I want to touch
the heart and mind of freedom. Flowers of life, the wind in Spring
and the withering in Winter, life and death are beyond the rise and
fall of seasons.