Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design/ British Association of Art Therapists
Olivia Yu is winner of the People\'s Choice Award of Secret Art Prize 2014.
Olivia Yu is an abstract painter who studied in Central Saint Martins’ BA Fine Art. She believes that portraying the most down to earth beauty in art is to free the natural behaviour of her painting materials while creating the most spontaneous yet lively fluid forms. Colours become sentimental or delicious, telling stories like a maze for the eyes to see, through dynamic abstracts created within her paintings.
Her current series of painting are about recurring lucid nightmares. Surrounding the investigations of the imaginative possibilities, ‘physical’ capability, as well as the mentality of this dream experience, she aims to influence all dreamers to approach fears in the perspective of art as therapy. By harnessing the ability of lucid dreaming, Olivia marks this imaginative power in turning a frightful dream experience onto the canvas with hope and fantasy.