Yuyelai's first exhibition "Human in Animal", as the title suggests, features many animals. Since ancient times, humans have drawn animals as metaphors for different things. The animals in Yuyelai's paintings may look cute, but they may be representations of prophets, or even gods and devils.

She has always questioned the meaning of humanity. What is the animality that exists inside humans? ── Her paintings of animals are her way of exploring the meaning of humanity.

Yuyelai's world is always moving forward. Look away and you might miss it completely. Not just the animals and humans, but also the roads and rivers, sea and sky, they can all vanish in an instant. Beneath the strange but colorful scenes in her paintings, there is a far-away world full of fascinating stories.

More than just physical materials, her paintings hide a spiritual world that can be seen not with the eyes but with the heart. Just like reading a story, it takes time for that world to appear before your eyes.

Matsuhashi Eiichi, Director of Karuizawa New Art Museum

Karuizawa Gallery

1F / KARUIZAWA NEW ART MUSEUM, 1151-5 Karuizawa, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano, 389-0102, Japan

Tel: +81 (0)267 46 8691

Fax: +81 (0)267 46 8692

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday

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Artist will be present October 23 and 24



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