SUN Yu-Li 孙宇立

© SUN Yu Li. Image courtesy of Modern Art Society Singapore.

Born in Taiwan, 1948

Sun’s artistic pursuit of truth is through oriental and western reasoning in art. His art is an expression of abstract thought based on metaphysical principles. He is interested not in forms per se but in finding the form from which all forms originate. 

Sun is intrigued by the knowledge fields of topology, archaeology, metaphysics, linguistics and mathematics.

His artistic mind is helped by the rational and logical instinct which sets him apart from other artists.

His attempts are about the spark of insight that is attained when man seeks the highest knowledge. It is about the point of genesis when man experiences at first-hand the fullness of the origin of creativity and emotion.

Yu-li was formally an Architect who graduated from Tung-Hai University in Taiwan with a Bachelor of Architecture. He received his Master of Architecture from Catholic University of America and Master of Urban Planning from University of Illinois in the United States of America. He was under the tutelage of Professor Yang YuYu, a renowned Taiwanese Sculptor between 1985 and 1997.

He currently serves as a Board Member in the International Young Artists Exchange (IYAE) since 2013.  He is also the Founder and Director of the Sculpture Square in Singapore from 1996 to 2010 and an Adviser to the Singapore Sculpture Society since 2001.  In 2006, he founded Emily Hill Artist Village and remains a core Member of the Artist Village. He is both a member of Modern Art Society in Singapore since 1998 and Singapore Art Society since 1996.  In the past, he served as the National Arts Council Resources Panel Member for 8 years till 2008 and an Advisor to URA for Marina Bay Youth Olympic Park in Singapore for two years till 2008 as well.

Yu-li has exhibited in many local and overseas exhibitions such as the “Passion Art” Festival, Singapore (2014); “Tree of Hope” Exhibition, Hong Kong (2014) and “Tree of Hope iLight”, Marina Bay Art Festival, Singapore (2014); “Wishing Tree”, Malay Heritage Center, Singapore (2013); “Fete Des Lumieres” Lighting Art Festival, Lyon, France (2012); “Love, Revolve The World” Painting Exhibition (2013); “Looking for You” Exhibition, Bratislava, Slovakia and Brono/Prague, Czech (2012); “Vivid Sydney, Passage to Happiness” Exhibition, New South Wales, Australia (2012); “Elephant Parade – Painting of Baby Emily and Baby” at Paragon, Singapore (2012); “Helix, Fete Des Lumieres” Lighting Art Festival, London, England (2011); and “Vivid Sydney” Lighting Festival, Australia (2011).

His artworks are widely collected by many corporations and private collectors.

Contact: +659669 0030