A true craftsman calmly going against the grain in this era of fast food, fast fashion, and fast everything, we are always left in awe when we meet someone like Daniel Yu. Like a true zen rebel, he takes his time to work with with clay, resin, and paint. Each one of his pieces possess the value of his time and obsession, something we really take for granted, nowadays. Not to miss that his stuff are also downright pop culture cool, while still being grounded deeply in the traditions that made him who he is.
“Daniel Yu is a Singaporean sculptor who works primarily in the medium of clay and resin. Heavily influenced by an upbringing steeped in local tradition, as well as pop culture ephemera; his works combine both worlds of imagination. His investigations centre on the intrinsic value of memory and the use of storytelling as a tool that highlights social and cultural similarities. His works offer a means of escapism from the real world, yet remain largely shaped by his personal experiences. Daniel’s fictitious characters see a cult following amongst the urban and subculture art scene in both Singapore and abroad.” (SOURCE)