Nimchi Yuen

Nimchi Yuen

Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

About Nimchi Yuen

‘Art is the only thing I know how to do confidently
Being eccentric, shy, socially awkward
Through art I can express myself and communicate'.

People inspire me
Flowers and insects inspire me
Eccentric animals inspire me

I love ambiguity. I love to make elements clash to form a harmony together.
The heavy textured paint with the thin washes of watery paint.
The heavy and bold brushstrokes with the flowing dance of thin lines.
The black lines that define and confuse the images.

I like people to see what it is that I am painting. But when they look at the painting from closer, it is abstracted. A play of colour texture, shapes and lines.

Art is a way to give shape to our desires and fears. Combined with some dreams, some sarcasm, some madness and some humour. This is what I would like to share with other people.

My name is Nimchi Yuen. I am a painter and sculptor, born in Hong Kong and brought up in the Netherlands and studied for a bachelor in Fine Art at KIAD in Canterbury in England.
I now live in Canterbury in the UK with my husband, our little Jack Russell and our twins, a boy and girl who were born at the beginning of this year.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy it.


Bachelor in Fine Art (hons),
Kent Institute of Art and Design,
Canterbury, United Kingdom



2009 ‘Chickens Marching through Visual Poetry’,
Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong
2001 ’Illusions through Pink Spectacles’,
Government Offices, Admiralty, Hong Kong
(Supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council)
1999 ’Serious Rabbits and Confrontation’,
Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong
1997 ‘There is always a Blue Sky’,
Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong
1996 ‘Illusionistic Reality’,
Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong
1995 ‘Utopia and the Land of Incognito’,
LKF the Gallery, Central, Hong Kong

Selected Group Shows

2010 ‘Dead Art Comes Alive’,
UFO Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2009 ‘Colour of Silence’,
Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
2005-2007, Opera Gallery – Hong Kong /Singapore /London / Paris
2002 ‘Hong Kong Art Month’,
Art Scene China, Central, Hong Kong
2001 ‘Hong Kong Art Month’,
Art Scene China, Central, Hong Kong
2001 ‘Four Women Chinese Artists’,
Art Scene China, Central, Hong Kong
1997 ‘Bad Art’,
Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong