About/Artist Statement

Kenneth Yuen is a Los Angeles and Vancouver based artist currently pursuing his MFA at CalArts, Valencia, California. In 2018, Yuen also received his BFA from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC, Canada, where he received numerous awards and scholarships. Yuen has also been involved in numerous exhibitions, in roles ranging from exhibiting artist, curator and organizer.

At the core of Yuen's practice is sculpture. Currently Yuen is interested in the exploration of material phenomenology, at an intersection of form. This interest often manifests in the employment of materials and forms that function as semiotic signifiers that refer to historical cultural contexts or possible masquerading identities. In regards to this masquerade, Yuen is also interested in the notions of objects that would possibly do the same; that an object could possibly function in realms of duality. Yuen seeks to explore the aesthetics of mechanical manufacturing, the notions of the handmade, the artist’s hand and the apparent absence of the latter in relationship to chosen materials and how this may lead to questions of an object’s place in context. However, Yuen is not so much interested in the questions of biography, instead is interested in cultural experience and where that may intersect with said possible masquerading identities of an object.



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