June Yun’s new work m i (d) s t is an extension of her ‘water’ series that continues to explore the ephemeral quality of water’s many forms and reflections. As in a dream or mirage, it’s the uncertain qualities of water which has attracted her interest. These transcendent new paintings conjure a place where the real and unreal merge, like a memory – both clear and misty. .
“I am concerned with the processes of painting in a way that functions as a metaphor for idea and emotion, and as the sublimation of content. My paintings are about sensory experience, which plays at the edge of realism and abstraction…. I want the viewer to feel an ephemeral, reclusive atmosphere through my subtle un-ostentatious colour, the use of many thin layers paint, and open composition which allows room for interpretation.”
June Yun, born in China, received a MFA from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in UK, and taught art in universities and institutions in China and Canada – most recently at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Yun has exhibited internationally since 2000: in China, France, Belgium and UK. In Canada, Banff Centre, Richmond Art Gallery and Centre A. Recently, she showed in the Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum, and Art Beatus in Vancouver. Yun also did the public collaborative mural, “Radius” – a project at Firehall Art Centre. In early 2014, she participated an International Contemporary Art Project “Mapping Mapusa Market” in Goa, India.
For more about June Yun’s artwork go to: http://www.juneyun.org