Color of Comple-x-city is Danya Yu's Debut solo exhibition that is both retrospective and prospective. Besides presenting a new collection of her signature style on rain and lights. she also showcases some rare paintings concerning dynamic relationships among spaces, objects and people. 

Wash & Rush #11

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    sold

The Secret Garden

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD4800
    sold
Wash & Rush #12

Wash & Rush #12

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    sold

Deep into Life #15

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    sold

Abundance

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    sold

Deep into Life #15

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    available     

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Deep into Life #15

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    available     

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Deep into Life #09

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2016
    SGD4800
    available     

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Deep into Life #10

   Oil on Canvas
   125 x 125 cm (with frame)
   2016
    SGD6000
    sold 

Lingering #01

   Oil on Canvas
   35 x 55 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD1500
    sold 

Phase #02

   Oil on Canvas
   45 x 60 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD2500
    sold 

The maze Runner #01

   Oil on Canvas
   95 x 95 cm (with frame)
   2016
    SGD4500
    available

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Dance of lights #01

   Oil on Canvas
   65 x 86 cm (with frame)
   2016
    SGD3500
    available

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Conversations

   Oil on Canvas
   120 x 50 cm (with frame)
   2016
    SGD3500
    sold

Complex-city

   Oil on Canvas
   95 x 125 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD6000
    sold

The First Rush #11

   Oil on Canvas
   50 x 65 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD3000
    sold
   Oil on Canvas
   50 x 65 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD3000
    sold

The Passage #03

   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    sold

Encounter with twilight #06

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   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    available
   Oil on Canvas
   85 x 105 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD5000
    available

                      Click for enquiry

Passing Phase #01

   Oil on Canvas
   35 x 50 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD1500
    sold

The last rush #00

   Oil on Canvas
   35 x 50 cm (with frame)
   2017
    SGD1500
    sold

The First Rush #12

Somber Dawn

Note to the exhibition:
Growing up as a "third culture kid", "transition" and transcendence" are always emphasized in the artist's paintings. Be it a moment of travel. lit-up sky-crappers, disappearing watermark on the curbs, or temporarily occupied cafe seats. Even in the paintings of quiet settings, lights and shadows are evidently dramatized, evoking an unsettled sense of foreboding or mystery.
In this series which the artist explored extensively on rain and city lights, the concrete structures of buildings are masked by warm glows, running reflections and the glares from car lights. The portrayed space is thus fantasized, morphing into something almost intangible; a parallel to her loss of rrot culture, and in turn, reaching for solace and re-identification in a temporary residence. 
"Back Alley" is a body of work that the artist have been expanding since 2014. The phase, "back alley" was originated from " slums". The narrow lanes of Singapore are far from its original meaning. It is where tropical vines crawled up on the aged back doors, housewives and maids gather to chit-chat, restaurant staffs and office workers have a smoke break, the elderly play chess and cats game hid and seek. In a metropolis, front streets are like infinite masquerades charming the world with its artificial glamour, speed and complexity. Back allies, on the other hand, are true essence of the city. At those forgotten corners, one is able to rest their body and soul. Back allies in my paintings are magical and surreal, taking viewers to the back of each unique door, where dreams and desires thrive. 

© 2013 by Danya Yu

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