Media: Oil/Pastel/Sumi Style: Emotive Transformism
I land my brush with the force of a giant rock splashing into the ocean. I am not looking for a beautiful painting, but to express Life itself.
Painting is just like a stacking of passions. Painting is a method of striping myself naked and facing the truth of my inner emotion.
I invite the viewer to experience through my paintings the joy of being alive right at this moment.
I don’t know what else I can do but paint.
Originally from Shanghai, Yuming began studying under the masters at a young age. After his BA from China, Yuming came to the States and graduated from Sonoma State University with his MA in 1991. Working in oils, pastels and Chinese/Sumi Watercolors, Yuming's work is a unique blend of East meets West artistry. It is a style that Yuming refers to as "Transism", in reference to the constantly evolving interests, which include observations on modern life, a love of music, and an exploration of his own unique heritage. "I paint to achieve balance and harmony. Once I reach that, I will for sure break it”.
in 2020, Yuming finally feels he only loves to paint intensive emotion, "Nothing could prevail in art but intensive emotion". "I don't like realism, nor nihilism", so Yuming claims his art as to capture Emotive Mirage.
“My art is just a channel, through it I invite people to look the world differently, to feel new sensations, to arouse emotions one dare not to have before.” Fascinated about the relationship between art and music, Yuming always says: “I love to paint music! I invite the viewer to listen to my painting rather than seeing”. “Emotion flows from line to color to form. I feel music informs me how to paint more than the act of painting itself.”
"I like to associate with Delacroix, Corot, Rembrandt, Toulos-Lautrec, BaDa, ShiTao, Xu Hui, Van Gogh, Wu ChangShuo, Klimt, Escher and other dead or alive artists and teachers I love and admire."
Style: Transism – Transism is an emotion, an idea, a belief, a practice, a concept, a movement or simply an “ism”.
Awards, Signature Membership and Title:
"Several awards I don't know how and why I got them." "Do awards really matter to an artist?" Yuming usually uses this question to comfort himself when he didn't get an award.
"If you are not confident in being an artist, then add a Title behind your name."
“Five Thoughts of Asian Art” – demo for the painting section, by Seattle Asian Art Museum and Channel 9, Public TV.
“Interpretation of Four Gentlemen” – DVD by Paragon International Arts.
“Top 50 Emerging Artists” by Art Business News magazine.
“Simply Sumi-E, Capturing Nature with Sumi-E Master Yuming Zhu” by Art Business Magazine.
Artist and consultant for the movie series "The Man in the High Castle".
Yuming Fine Art Studio is open to collectors and public.
Appointment Only. 425-749-8703, 425-497-9915