[Ota Fine Arts] ¥ouada: Artificial Nature

19 Jul - 30 Aug 2022

  • Ota Fine Arts is delighted to present “Artificial Nature”, a selection of latest paintings by ¥ouada. We hope this online viewing room will continue to bring new artistic perspectives, and present the dynamic and unique expressions of young Chinese artists and subculture. Click here to find out more about an interview by ¥ouada.

  • ¥ouada (b.1987, Fujian China) currently lives and works in Hangzhou. He mainly works in the field of painting, and his...

    ¥ouada in the Studio

    ¥ouada (b.1987, Fujian China) currently lives and works in Hangzhou. He mainly works in the field of painting, and his inspirations often come from popular internet images and fragments from his daily life.

     

    Some of his motifs including muscles, thick gold chains and exaggerated eyelashes are reinterpreted on animals of all kinds, from cat, cow, kangaroo to parrot and dolphin.

     

    ¥ouada deconstructs these images in a humorous and direct manner, together with his unexpected artwork titles, ¥ouada breaks the common impressions and imaginations of these painted objects. 
    • ¥ouada Sketch a strong pigeon seen on the Internet, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
      ¥ouada
      Sketch a strong pigeon seen on the Internet, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      100 x 100 cm
    • ¥ouada Spy 2, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 150 cm
      ¥ouada
      Spy 2, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      150 x 150 cm
      USD 12,500.-
  • The paintings in this online exhibition took inspiration from wildlife documentaries or popular online videos that ¥ouada has watched. ¥ouada noticed that human activities and nature have gradually become inseparable, the living habits of wild animals have also been deeply influenced by artificial products. For example, an African wild elephant would treasure and always carry a deflated basketball as its toy; a wild dolphin in the ocean would play with a plastic hula hoop.

    • ¥ouada Pink Thailand, 2021 Acrylic and oil on canvas 200 x 200 cm
      ¥ouada
      Pink Thailand, 2021
      Acrylic and oil on canvas
      200 x 200 cm
      USD 17,000 - USD 20,000
    • ¥ouada It's said that a man with a hot dog around his neck is a bad ass3, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80 cm
      ¥ouada
      It's said that a man with a hot dog around his neck is a bad ass3, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      80 x 80 cm
    • ¥ouada A sudden Mohican hairstyle, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
      ¥ouada
      A sudden Mohican hairstyle, 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      100 x 100 cm
      USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
    • ¥ouada spring 1 , 2021 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm
      ¥ouada
      spring 1 , 2021
      Acrylic on canvas
      100 x 100 cm
      USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
  • In recent years, ¥ouada mainly works with acrylic and spray. Repeated sprays on the canvas create a blurred and an almost flattened visual effect, forming a strong contrast with the clean outlines and thick coated golden paints in some areas. Moreover, the use of a wide range of bright and fluorescent colours also makes these commonly-found images appear more wicked and fascinating.
    • ¥ouada Beidou Bu OU, 2018 Acrylic on canvas 150 x 200 cm
      ¥ouada
      Beidou Bu OU, 2018
      Acrylic on canvas
      150 x 200 cm
      USD 15,000 - USD 17,000
  • Ota Fine Arts invites all to experience the unique artistic world of ¥ouada in this online viewing room. ¥ouada’s solo exhibition will be held at Ota Fine Arts Tokyo in this upcoming winter.

  • About the artist

     

    Born in Fujian province, China in 1987, ¥ouada graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2011, currently lives and works in Hangzhou.

     

    ¥ouada’s artwork consists mainly of paintings and installations. His main solo exhibitions include “WHAT THE HELL” Tong Gallery+Projects (Beijing, 2019), “Paly Me Love YOU” Swim Gallery (Los Angeles, 2019), “Rappers Are Alleged to be Spy”, One Way Gallery (Beijing, 2018). His main group exhibitions include “Strangers of the Metaverse” Ota Fine Arts Shanghai (Shanghai, 2021), “Pet Shop Guys: Lost in Tokyo” (Tokyo, 2020), “When many pass one way…” Ota Fine Arts Shanghai (Shanghai, 2020), “Greasy Spoon” Ota Fine Arts Shanghai (Shanghai, 2019), “Conscious Game” Duolun Museum of modern Art (Shanghai, 2019).