I really like artworks that make you wonder who the artist is as a human being, that make you tilt your head and question what was unfolding in their mind when they were creating it. This is definitely one of those artworks. It has so much personality, so much imagination, and a sense of humour we don’t see all that often in painting. Stylistically, the application of paint, the composition, colour palette, and perspective are incredibly dynamic acting as a portal to Yi-Shaun’s alternate universe we’re momentarily privy to. His approach to surrealism feels deeply
personal and refreshingly contemporary.
I love seeing the different ways artists use collage and Julia’s approach really caught my attention. Every precise cut shows the level of care she has put into her process. The artwork was placed on the outside of her booth and I thought this was a really smart choice to show how at varying distances you notice different elements within the piece. When buying an artwork, I think it’s important to recognize how we experience details up close and how those elements come together when at a distance. The imagery in this artwork also appeals to my long time obsession with Art Nouveau, its light and airy composition set within a single archway reminds me of the movements aesthetic.
About Ashley Mulvihill, Curator/Founder of Ninth Editions
Ashley founded Ninth Editions, an online gallery selling limited edition prints and original works, to bring engaging
artwork by contemporary, emerging artists to a broader audience. She is also the curator for Drake Hotel Properties and advises on public art projects across Canada.