We met Qi Yu in Xiamen, at the same time as Zhou Hongbin. His studio fascinated us instantly.
Qi Yu was influenced by his father, who was a famous ceramist at Jingdezhen city, the town specialized in ceramics.
Another strong influence on his art was his faith in Buddhism.
In his works, he combines porcelain with painting to create a piece of art that is neither traditional porcelain nor general painting.
The ceramic-based production materials, through destruction, collage and splicing, complete a graphic work with paintings. Through the picture, you can see the porcelain pieces due to cracks. The gaps and bumps make the picture have a three-dimensional sense. In the local view, you can find a suitable distance from the left and right, the front and back, the different directions and angles, and the feeling of "moving" and "force".
Afterwards, through the free and occasional creation method, it can show the image of re-construction. Re-construction of his artworks and re-construction ofhimself. Through his first works, he tends to highlight the raising spirit of Buddha.
With the evolution of his works, the need to represent Buddha becomes more subtle. His works become more and more abstract, but the needs to represent harmony remains.
In parallel, marine creatures caught the eyes of Qi Yu. He uses his skills to create strange shapes that remind animals. Curves are soft and create an harmony within the space where it is exhibited.
« State n°016-004 », porcelaine, feuille d’or, 42*50*90 cm, 2016
« State n°011-001 », porcelaine, peinture à l’huile, 180*120, 2011
Qi Yu diverts ceramics art from Jingdezhen to give it a more modern sense. He breaks his ceramics, contorts them and makes them take a completely different face, which expresses, sometimes his faith, sometimes an abstract and pure work. The traditions are no longer destroyed but transcended.
1969 Born in Jiangxi, China
1991 Graduated from decoration department of Central Academy of Arts and Crafts
Currently Dean and Associate Professor in the Visual Communication Design Department of the Jimei University Academy of Fine Arts.
Director of the Xiangshan Art Museum in Beijing.
Member of the Science and Arts Committee of the China International Science Exchange Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Technology,
Deputy Director of the Xiamen Ceramic Arts Committee
Main Solo Exhibitions
2018 Surgical Elephant-Work Exhibition Xiamen Art Museum Xiamen
2018 Phases- Works Exhibition European Parliament Luxembourg
2016 ONE on ONE---Crystal Liu | Double Solo Exhibition World Gallery Hong Kong
2015 皈元---戚彧Art Works Exhibition Deyousbelt Castle Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
2013 皈元---戚彧Works Exhibition Central European Cultural Center Strasbourg, France
2012 Dou Shuiruxiang---戚彧Ceramic Works Exhibition Yuhe Detang Art Commune Xiamen
2009 Taoist Xiamen Art Museum Xiamen
Main Collective Exhibitions
2017 Wellington·Xiamen Artists Exhibition St.James Theater Wellington
2017 Bian Shang---Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art Experimental Exhibition Shandong Museum Beijing
2016 Chihe Shanhai---Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition Quito Catholic University Cultural Center Ecuador
2016 2016 SCOPE Miami Beach International Art Fair Miami USA
2015 SYNC/INKCHRONICITY--- China Contemporary Artists Exhibition World Gallery Hong Kong
2015 ARS VARIA Artists Association Exhibition PASSERELLE LOUISE Gallery Belgium - Brussels
2015 Year---Contemporary Art Exhibition Yue Art Museum Beijing