Jewelle Yeung creates some beautiful, soothing paintings. Her vivid strokes and soft blends invite the viewer to transition between reality and the dream. They're vibrant and dynamic, but at the same time elegant and graceful. No wonder I'm finding calm today as I look through her website.
Unlike other artists who work from a sketch, Jewelle paints directly on the canvas, using flat-faced paintbrushes and pallet knives to create her pictures. "I am fascinated by dreams and how our mind processes pieces of reality into our subconscious, mixing it up, and finding its way back to our conscious mind again," she said in an interview. "I like to bring these things out in my work."
Of Chinese and Filipino descent, Jewelle spent her formative years split between Hong Kong and the Philippines. After completing her under graduate in Fashion design and Technology at the University of the Arts, and obtaining a Masters Degree at the City and Guilds of London Art School for Fine Art, she spent the early part of her career working in London as a designer for Hussein Chalayan and Puma Black Label. Since then she has left the Fashion world to devote her time to painting.
Jewelle's solo exhibition, Biophilia: Our Connection To Nature, is currently on view at A Space Manila, Legazpi Street, Makati City. For more information, you can contact +63 2 846 0856.