Yikui (Coy) Gu
Classic Yellow is a series of autobiographical work using my wife and I as subject matter. In
probing the specificity, both lived and imagined, of our immigrant Chinese-German marriage,
universal truths and absurdities are revealed. The spaces between order and chaos, sincerity
and irony, or design and chance are explored using visual elements from the internet, hip hop
culture, and art history. The combination of painting, drawing, and collage, alongside materials
ranging from chopsticks to bodily fluids juxtapose against each other, echoing our relationship
and serving as a metaphor for it. Through this combination of political, cultural, and domestic imagery, I hope to affirm and subvert the contemporary human condition through a Yellow lens.