Photograph of Artist YUMING ZHU
YUMING ZHU
Woodinville, Washington - United States


Quartet


Original Artworks (19)

Yuming Zhu; Valentines Irregularity, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 flowers for the lovely day, yet lots of uncertainties this year. Bring bless to life. Tired of only way of painting, I like blend my sumi art into my oil painting. Lines, and movements are the motifs expessing emotions. Still life but not still. ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Oil Painting, 2019
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Color Symphony, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 15 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 Autumn Golden and Red are inspiring emotional color and internal musical instict.  Oil on paper board.  Shipped flat with mat and no Glass. ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Oil Painting, 2019
15 x 15 inches (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Butterfly Musical, 2019, Original Pastel, 16 x 23 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pastel painting.  Puccini didnt image that beauty of figure blended well with sentimental music.Fine art expresses the cultural factor.  Impression of music and body beauty.Shipped without glass. ...
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Original Pastel, 2019
16 x 23 inches (40.6 x 58.4 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Kyoto Impression, 2019, Original Mixed Media, 13 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 In these drizzling raining days, keep the spirit high and forever hopefulness.Shipped with mat and frame, without glass for safety reason. ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2019
13 x 16 inches (33.0 x 40.6 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Breaking Through, 2015, Original Painting Oil, 10 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil abstracting painting, abstract expressive. conflict of emotion, breaking through boundaries. Feel the hope of being free. Bright hope verses dark surpression...
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Original Oil Painting, 2015
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; New Madame Butterfly, 2015, Original Pastel, 16 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Puchinni ever dreamedto compose this Madame in Spring timeColor and new twisted concept chanllenging my mind to painting umbrella and Japanese motifs.  Shipped with mat and frame , but no glass for safety. ...
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Original Pastel, 2015
16 x 22 inches (40.6 x 55.9 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; View From Hotel In Vienna, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 6 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Every corner has marks of history. From this old building and see through alley, a palace right there. Wondering if my color and and ink could awake some old days of the glorious time in Vienna. the early sun light hits  on the wall while the Sienna ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2018
6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Windy Mykonos, 2018, Original Mixed Media, 7 x 5 inches. Artwork description: 241 The wind tried to blow away the deep lapis from snow white wall.  Green view inspired me to sit in the wind and sketch this mysterious view.  Ink was flowing, and highlighted by heavy strokes of pastel.  It is Urban and natural landscape in combination.  Gold metal ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2018
7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Allegro, 2020, Original Pastel, 11 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 musical notes sound the landscape out.  harmonious colors shining the trees under the sunlight. ...
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Original Pastel, 2020
11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; German Expression Rhine River, 2016, Original Mixed Media, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is with mixed media: pen with ink, charcoal, watercolor wash and pastel. these round and straight lines represent german culture. Framed. Will be shipped with glass. ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Mixed Media, 2016
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Scatted Memories, 2020, Original Pastel, 12 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Our memories are scatted in this world full of fake news by big media, double , triple and multi standards.  So confused.  Glad there is still hope of light there. ...
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Original Pastel, 2020
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Aquatic Beauty, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Plein air, oil on canvas, framed and ready to hang.  Lyrical impression.   A patch of water reflects the fresh sky.  Wondering who is working in the barn.  Serene and birds singing in distance.  A scene from Bellevue Park.  Painting from live scene is always challenging and fun.  ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Silhouette Dance, 2013, Original Painting Oil, 6 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Original oil on canvas.  Famouse dancer performing on stage when the light gives out great shape and movement of dancing.  Heart pumping with rythum, and vibrant color gives speech.  wrapped cavas. ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Oil Painting, 2013
6 x 12 inches (15.2 x 30.5 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; All Lines And Forms, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Original Plein Air oil on canvas.  I saw the world with lines and forms interwoven into each other.  Skagit valley where tulips will bloom.In this world, we snap shot the scene, I call for people to take a moment to look, feel the environment.Floating framed ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 8 inches (40.6 x 20.3 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; CP On Phone Cezanne, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 36 x 66 inches. Artwork description: 241  Original oil on paper.  I like the straight and curve lines.  What do you thinkI never know Cezanne could be that influential. ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Oil Painting, 2010
36 x 66 inches (91.4 x 167.6 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Movement And Still, 2010, Original Mixed Media, 23 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Original Pastel and charcoal on brown paper.  I like the straight and curve lines.  Trans- ism of movement which means one figure evolves into another as our passion grows on and on.  This art will be shipped in a roll.  Customer needs to frame it yourself. ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Mixed Media, 2010
23 x 18 inches (58.4 x 45.7 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Gone With The News, 2019, Original Pastel, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Original Pastel on grey paper.  Light casts restriction on this beauty, and prevent  to wake one up.  Time frozen, censorship melt the phone.  It says, the content violate our rule, so it be blocked.  Do you feel the tension.  This painting will be shipped matted, with no ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Pastel, 2019
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Reclining Beauty, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 17 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Original Oil bar and pastel on board.  Representational, impressionistic and expressive figure.Framed in wood frame. ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Oil Painting, 2006
17 x 24 inches (43.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Yuming Zhu; Seeing Without Looking, 2007, Original Pastel, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Original  pastel on brown board.  Impressionism and expressive style.  Representational figure painting.  Ideal color reflects freshness.  Nude figures in dancing mood brought beauty to life.  Masks on eyes and mouth, this is the reality of the world we are in.This painting will be shipped matted.  Framing ...
Yuming Zhu
Original Pastel, 2007
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Artist Statement


I land my brush with the force of a giant rock splashing into the ocean. I am not looking for a beautiful painting, but to express Life itself.
Painting is just like a stacking of passions. Painting is a method of striping myself naked and facing the truth of my inner emotion.
I invite the viewer to experience through my paintings the joy of being alive right at this moment.

I believe I can do lots of things, but painting and poetry are the best beloved channels to express my complicated emotions.

Originally from Shanghai, Yuming began studying under the masters at a young age. After his BA from China, Yuming came to the States and graduated from Sonoma State University with his MA in 1991. Working in oils, pastels and ChineseSumi Watercolors, Yumings work is a unique blend of East meets West artistry. It is a style that Yuming refers to as Transism, in reference to the constantly evolving interests, which include observations on modern life, a love of music, and an exploration of his own unique heritage. I paint to achieve balance and harmony. Once I reach that, I will for sure break it”

“My art is just a channel, through it I invite people to look the world differently, to feel new sensations, to arouse emotions one dare not to have before.” Fascinated about the relationship between art and music, Yuming always says “I love to paint music I invite the viewer to listen to my painting rather than seeing”. “Emotion flows from line to color to form. I feel music informs me how to paint more than the act of painting itself.”

Publication and Reviews
“Five Thoughts of Asian Art” – demo for the painting section, by Seattle Asian Art Museum and Channel 9, Public TV.
“Interpretation of Four Gentlemen” – DVD by Paragon International Arts.
“Top 50 Emerging Artists” by Art Business News magazine.
“Simply Sumi-E, Capturing Nature with Sumi-E Master Yuming Zhu” by Art Business Magazine.
Artist and Cultural Consultant for Amazon Series “The Man In The High Castle”. EMMY Awards Nomiated
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