Douglas Yu

October 16, 2023

Artist Statement: My work is inspired by the natural world. I use natural objects as a starting point for my work. I then modify the patterns and textures to fit my aesthetic. My subject matter ranges from the very small to the large. I work in black and white because I want to emphasize the shape and textures of the subject matter and I believe that color would distract from what I’m trying to communicate. Also, I believe the black and white can reveal a spectrum of feelings, from relaxation to menace. I work in charcoal because I love the rich black and the range of value I can create.

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