You’re invited to…

BI YUAN CHENG

COASTAL FORESTS

NOVEMBER 18 – 29

Click here to view the entire exhibition on our website

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Pacific Latelight by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Pacific Late Light
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40
$6000

 

We are pleased to announce Bi Yuan Cheng’s eighth solo exhibition at The Avenue Gallery. In this series, Bi continues to capture the beauty of the Canadian landscape with calligraphic brushwork, mastery of light and refined use of colour.

 

Pacific Latelight by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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Driftwood on Beach by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Driftwood on Beach
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 48
$4750

 

“While almost every western painting is plotted on the vanishing-point perspective system, Bi arranges his planes like stage sets with empty, mystic spaces between. He told me that in western perspective, the farther elements become smaller, but in his paintings they don’t. His compositions are haunting, or immense.”

– Robert Amos (Times Colonist, October 2013)

 

Driftwood on Beach by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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Colour Reflections by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Colour Reflections
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48
$5880

 

“Although he has the skill and training to paint in any style, Cheng is most passionate about landscapes; his interpretations of West Coast wildness have a powerful verisimilitude, at the same time as his profound early training introduces hints of calligraphy and ink-wash Chinese nature paintings.”

– Robert Moyes (Boulevard Magazine, October 2013)

 

Colour Reflections by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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Foggy Morning by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Foggy Morning
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40
$6000

 

“[Bi] begins each work with a mid-toned ground, often fading this colour across the picture plane. The subtle richness of these colours bears close study. Years of practice with a pencil gave him a keen eye for tonal gradations and his ability to convey depth from background to foreground is sublime.”

– Robert Amos (Times Colonist, October 2013)

 

Foggy Morning by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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Fall in Autumn by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Fall in Autumn
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24
$3050

 

“While his subjects may appear ‘realistic,’ a glance at his colour choices will tell you that his paintings are artistic inventions concocted from a blend of memory, imagination and experience. Bi told me that he had an excellent education in colour, but I think that colourists like him are born, not made.”

– Robert Amos (Times Colonist, October 2013)

 

Fall in Autumn by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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Morning in the Oaks by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Morning in the Oaks
Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60
$11,000

“Bi Yuan Cheng is a seeker of the truth. Not truth in facts, but in feeling; not in evidence, but in experience. His pursuit as an artist is to convey the world as he sees it and share its impact with the viewer, to impart the sense of wonder it brings to him.”

– Aaren Madden (Focus Magazine, November 2017)

 

Morning in the Oaks by Bi Yuan Cheng at The Avenue Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

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Click here to view the entire exhibition on our website

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We look forward to seeing you for Coastal Forests!