by Emili Yi
Watercolor Emotion Series
The Watercolor Emotion Series aims to explore the relationship between emotion, color, shape, and context through water media.
Mind Manifestation Series
The Mind Manifestation Series comprises a collection of paintings that were started and completed during the summer of 2013 using watercolors and charcoal. The inspiration for this body of work stems from the Emili’s exploration of the relationship between mind, image and actionable experience within material existence.
“Caged Dancer” uses symbolism, a diverse color palette and fluid line stroke to express a story of irony and confined fancy. It marks Emili’s first work since emigrating to the United States and in digital media.
“Red” is an exploration of emotion expressed in symbol and color to represent context, mood and atmosphere.
Visual Syntax Series
“Visual Syntax” is an abstract painting which contemplates the evolving function of human visual syntactic processes during a time of emerging information and media technologies.
“Escapade” continues to explore human mindscape in a time of transition. The image presents a visual landscape rich in organic shapes and colors inspired from nature. The aim of the image is to present an abstract concept based created from shapes inspired from nature and contrasts from that of mathematical abstraction and straight line.
These images work to present the human figure through color and the virtues of watercolor media.
Homage to Picasso
“Bullfight” was created to pay homage to Pablo Picasso during Emili’s Junior year in art school.
“Woman” demonstrates Emili’s skill sets in Portraiture work.
“Leopard” demonstrates Emili’s skill-sets in Portraiture work and photo-realism.
Emili Yi was born in Liaoning, China February 24, 1987. At an early age Emili displayed artistic ability and was enrolled into a private art school by her parents at the age of six. In 2001, Emili trained under the tutelage of Professor Song Wei who is a practicing professor at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts and widely recognized as a wood-block painting and print master. In 2007, Emili studied at the Yi Yuan Private Art Academy and in 2008 enrolled into the Northeast University Fine Arts Program. She graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Major in Oil Painting. Emili moved to the United States on July 4, 2013 and currently lives in Walnut Creek, CA.
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