One artist’s fascination with mythologies takes centre stage at the latest exhibition in artemis art.
FROM the bowels of the earth, out of the dark oceans, arose the monsters of the deep. Terrifying sea dragons, monstrous crabs and evil spirits, all bent on wreaking havoc and terror on humans.
The earth quaked, the seas were raging and the thunder roared. But braving the deadly elements and marine horrors was a man, a warrior, wielding his sword.
Armed with his bravery, he ventured in search of these monsters, to slay them once and for all.
Nothing is more fascinating to a storyteller than a hero who risks his life to save the world. But for Yuli, he was just warming up. His main act brims with demons and gods and spirits and pyramids and dreamcatchers and even Korean pop stars.
Through his experience learning about art and living with Asperger syndrome, Yuli has a unique vision when it comes to his paintings.
And like the master storyteller that he is, the 27-year-old has conjured worlds familiar and yet bizarre in his second solo exhibition at Artemis Art, Publika in Kuala Lumpur.
Called Mythologies, the exhibition features 15 of Yuli’s artworks inspired mainly by Japanese myths and culture.
The artist, an ardent fan of ancient civilisations and myths, also drew inspiration from the other cultures of the ancient world, including Chinese and Norse.
Dabbling in the arts since he was a young boy, Yuli spent more than half a year to complete all 15 pieces and with the liberty and artistic freedom bestowed on him by the gallery, the artist had created rather outstanding pieces of art infused with mythologies.
However, Yuli did not limit himself to ancient myths alone.
Ancient mythologies: anowarkowa, yuli’s take on native american culture, with the Thunderbird and dreamcatchers.