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Yuan Chen

San Rafael, CA

My artwork reflects what is accessible in the present moment, embracing a desire to realize the tangible beauty which lies beyond the momentary and impermanent. I seek to enrich and enlarge the perception of the inner reality. When immersed in the process, I merge with the piece, creating a fluid boundary between the artist and art. As I work with my chosen elements, I focus on adding line, color and materials in a way that illustrates plasticity. During the process, the unique character of the artwork reveals itself, allowing the piece to evolve and take on a momentum of its own.

I’m a multidisciplinary artist born in Fuzhou, China. I migrated to the United States in 1999, settling in the Bay Area. I attended undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, graduating from UC Davis with an MFA degree. Coming from an immigrant background into a different culture has enriched my creativity by equipping me with a wider range of perspective, and expanded my reality and imagination to include possibilities above and beyond common nomenclatures and ideologies. I recognize that art exists inherently within all environment and situations.

You know what you know

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Free spirit

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All with my heart

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Searching for Lost Wing #1

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Searching for Lost Wing #2

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We're All Connected

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Breaking Through

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A Change of Synergy

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In her Place #6

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Fictional Memories #3

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Untitled

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It is complicated time #1

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When things fall apart

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Untitled

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Broken Land #3

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Broken Land #2

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In Her Place #5

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In Her Place #4

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In Her Place #3

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In Her Place #2

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In Her Place #1

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It is complicated times 3

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It is complicated times 4

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Fictional Memories #2

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A season to turn around #2

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A Season to Turn Around

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Broken Land #1

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Scattered

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Fictional Memories

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