She--White Collar Worker

She--White Collar Worker

2006
Artist
Yu Hong, Chinese, 1966
Born: Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China
Work Locations: Beijing, China
Country
China
painting
acrylic on cavas, color photographs mounted on wood Top 100
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2010.488A-C
Yu Hong (Chinese). She--White Collar Worker. 2006. acrylic on cavas, color photographs mounted on wood Top 100. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2010.488A-C.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 59 in, 149.8600 cm; width: 196 1/2 in, 499.1100 cm; depth: 2 1/4 in, 5.7150 cm; height: 59 in, 149.8600 cm; width: 118 in, 299.7200 cm; depth: 2 in, 5.0800 cm; height: 59 in, 149.8600 cm; width: 39 1/4 in, 99.6950 cm; depth: 2 in, 5.0800 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Yu Hong is a figurative painter who explores themes of personal experience and effects of Chinese political and cultural upheaval.  "She – White Collar" is a triptych.  The center panel is acrylic on canvas and the two outer images are photographs, all are mounted on wood.  The painting in the center is based on photographs that the artist took of a mother and daughter; the two photographs on either side were taken by the women depicted in the painting.  The figure in the photograph on the left side is a young girl in a red kimono-like robe against a grayish cobblestone path. The figure in the photograph on the right side shows a woman in contemporary clothing posing next to a bronze Chinese monument. Yu’s painting shows the two women on a couch in an everyday domestic setting. Together the photos and painting show different views of the same subjects.  

Yu Hong is associated with a group of artists known simply as the “New Generation.” She graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1995 and currently teaches there. 

Exhibition History
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022

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