Jinny Yu: Me(n)tal perspectives
In the recent series Me(n)tal Perspectives, Jinny Yu emphasizes the accumulation of lines which references to the visual complexity of urban landscape. This architectural deconstruction recalls the work of Italian Futurists in the beginning of the 20th C. The Futurists, using a successive and layered playing of lines, deconstructed movements in order to express the dynamism of contemporary inventions such as cars and trains. Similarly, Jinny Yu’s work also revels itself in multiple plans, where smooth and geometric lines meet. In this series, Jinny Yu combines graphite drawing and oil painting on aluminum. This choice of material reinforces the formal relations to the themes explored in this work: urban landscape, anonymity, mass culture and nature transformed by man.