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John Yuyi

John Yuyi

Taiwan • Born in: 1991

Emerging Asian Artists

Top Selling Young Artists of the Year

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Taiwanese artists

John Yuyi born in Taiwan in 1991, now based in New York, is an artist strongly influenced by her interest and experience in modeling, photography and fashion design. As a child in Taipei, she would often sketch and paint with water colors. After graduating from Shih Chien University with a degree in fashion design, Yuyi launched her own swimwear collection and interned with internationally renowned artist and designer, Jason Wu.

Her body of work sits at the intersection of youth culture, fame, and biting social commentary. Yuyi exploits the iconography of mass culture by projecting images onto the human form, grappling with ideas of self and the economics of identity. Her process typically involves very few materials, often exhibiting the nude form altered by temporary tattoos of her own creation. She describes her work as playful, unexpected, and curious.

Since 2014 John Yuyi has been using "temporary tattoo" as her primary art form, mostly focusing on the effects of technology and social media, and utilizing the human body as her canvas.

Her artworks have been published by many well-known media such as i-D, DAZED, and the New York Times, which commissioned her to create 9 pages of artwork for publication in the paper. After over 4 years of experimentation, John Yuyi successfully developed the concept of "temporary tattoo" as her own representative art media. Her impact with this concept has led her to be recognized by Forbes Magazine in their category "30 under 30 Asia 2018 - The Arts".

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Our recommendations John Yuyi, I love I 2, Photography

John Yuyi

I love I 2, 2016 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,244

John Yuyi, The Face, Photography

John Yuyi

The Face, 2016 19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,244

John Yuyi, CSS, Photography

John Yuyi

CSS, 2016 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$1,244

John Yuyi, Pay 1, Photography

John Yuyi

Pay 1, 2018 19.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch Photography

$1,400

John Yuyi, Pay 2, Photography

John Yuyi

Pay 2, 2018 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch Photography

$1,400

Our recommendations John Yuyi, On Sale, Photography

John Yuyi

On Sale, 2018 35.4 x 23.6 inch Photography

$4,977

John Yuyi, Pay 3, Photography

John Yuyi

Pay 3, 2018 35.4 x 23.6 x 0.2 inch Photography

$4,977

John Yuyi, Just do it, Photography

John Yuyi

Just do it, 2018 15.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch Photography

$1,244

John Yuyi, Male & mosaic nipple stickers for instagram, Photography

John Yuyi

Male & mosaic nipple stickers for instagram, 2017 15.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch Photography

$1,244

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John Yuyi born in Taiwan in 1991, now based in New York, is an artist strongly influenced by her interest and experience in modeling, photography and fashion design. As a child in Taipei, she would often sketch and paint with water colors. After graduating from Shih Chien University with a degree in fashion design, Yuyi launched her own swimwear collection and interned with internationally renowned artist and designer, Jason Wu.

Her body of work sits at the intersection of youth culture, fame, and biting social commentary. Yuyi exploits the iconography of mass culture by projecting images onto the human form, grappling with ideas of self and the economics of identity. Her process typically involves very few materials, often exhibiting the nude form altered by temporary tattoos of her own creation. She describes her work as playful, unexpected, and curious.

Since 2014 John Yuyi has been using "temporary tattoo" as her primary art form, mostly focusing on the effects of technology and social media, and utilizing the human body as her canvas.

Her artworks have been published by many well-known media such as i-D, DAZED, and the New York Times, which commissioned her to create 9 pages of artwork for publication in the paper. After over 4 years of experimentation, John Yuyi successfully developed the concept of "temporary tattoo" as her own representative art media. Her impact with this concept has led her to be recognized by Forbes Magazine in their category "30 under 30 Asia 2018 - The Arts".

Find this artist and many more in our collection of works by emerging Asian artists


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The artistic movements of the artists are: Emerging Asian Artists, Top Selling Young Artists of the Year

When was John Yuyi born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1991