5 Artists to Follow if You Like Yayoi Kusama
Crystal Liu creates psychological landscapes, using the natural world as a metaphor for her personal joys and suffering. She has created a lexicon of recurring symbols, each representing a specific emotion. When placed together, these symbols create narratives and represent the artist's emotional state at the time of a work's inception. In a recent series titled "The Fog," Liu's opalescent landscapes appear partially obscured by areas of opaque, grey fog, symbolizing passing feelings of uncertainty or gloom through which a more hopeful scene emerges.
Liu uses a variety of techniques and media to portray the natural elements in her work--such as marbling, watercolor, ink, and gold leaf--resulting in heavily textured and detailed compositions. After graduating from Ontario College of Art and Design with a BFA in 2003, Liu received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005.
September 15, 2020