Oil painting by Yuecen Wang
Untitled Massacre 2019 Oil on linen 48 x 84 in.
Oil painting by Yuecen Wang
Departure 2020 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.
Oil painting by Yuecen Wang
For The Final Reunion 2020 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.
Oil on canvas painting by Yuecen Wang
Loss I 2020 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.
Oil painting by Yuecen Wang
Paradise 2020 Oil on canvas 46 x 60 in.
Oil painting by Yuecen Wang
Missed Ritual 2020 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.
Oil painting by Yuecen Wang
Passage 2020 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.
Oil on canvas painting by Yuecen Wang
Thistles and Thorns 2020 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.
Oil painting by Yuecen Wang
Untitled 10 2019 Oil on linen 72 x 72 in.
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To Be Forgotten 2020 Oil on canvas 60 x 36 in.
Statement

My work is composed as a group of oil paintings addressing the idea of loss - the uncatchable leaking away from our hands constantly and unpredictably. Through painting I investigate the loss of loved ones and loss of my childhood home. Through painting I grieve for the loss of certainty in what I believe.

I negotiate with geographies and memories, attempting to build an immersive experience with inclusive space. I narrate stories internally, and then translate a psychical presence by partially blurring representational elements. Visual translations of “events” take place as I objectify emotions and personalize substances into specific symbols with movements.

By experimenting with mark making and paint layering, I attempt to achieve a specific sense of place that suggests the metaphysical aspect of my reality.