Lawrence Tzuchi Yun 恽子奇
Department of Visual Arts
California State University, Fullerton
Lawrence Tzuchi Yun, born in Taipei, Taiwan with an ancestral origin from Wujin, Jiangsu Province, China. Packaging Design emphasis from Taipei Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School (1988), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking (1997) and Master of Fine Arts in Drawing/Painting (2001) from California State University, Long Beach. He is a Professor of Art in the Department of Visual Arts at California State University, Fullerton. Among 14 solo and over 50 invitational exhibitions in 17 years since 1997, he has been exhibiting in notable galleries and museums including Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Yun’s works are represented in various private and public permanent collections, including Sony Pictures and The Franklin Mint. Additionally, his work can also be seen in television programs, including Luck (HBO), The Guardian (CBS), Eli Stone (ABC), and Knight Rider 2008 (NBC), and movies, including Meet the Fockers (Universal Pictures), Daddy Day Care (Columbia Pictures), and Transformers (DreamWorks).
In the style of realism, the watercolor series reveals the intriguing relationship between culture and nature--manmade creation versus natural phenomena. Focusing on the plant engineering and manufacturing of nursery culture as a both artificial and natural hybridization between man and earth, these newly orchestrated images aim to deliver a miracle-grow sensation that surpasses real. The paintings were meant to be aesthetically pleasing, yet the deliberate awkwardness of the portrayed flower arrangements were manipulated within the composition to convey subtle messages that triggered the audience to question the imagery.