Chenyu Sun is a U.S.-based Chinese interactive and multimedia artist whose work is marked by contrasts between light and dark as well as eastern and western influences. She has shown her work worldwide, mainly in the United States and China, at the NYCML’19: NYC Media Lab’s Annual Summit, the ICMC/NYCEMF Conference, the 18th Electronic Music Midwest, and the 2019 New Music Miami Festival.
Chenyu’s art combines themes from different cultures and makes strong use of light and shadow as a way to express abstract ideas. It is aesthetic, poetic, and subtle in form. “Sonnet of Light, Shadow, and Illusion,” her multimedia piece, draws people in with both what they see and hear. It combines parts of different cultures, but the digital recreation of a modern garden mostly shows off traditional Chinese details.
For spectators to appreciate traditional Chinese art in a fresh way, Chenyu, the principal artist, designed an immersive experience. It won the second prize at the 2016 Beijing International Electronic Music Festival because of how well it combined sounds and images. Chenyu has since been asked to perform it at different places in the US.
Sun’s influence on a global scale
“Sonnet of Light, Shadow, and Illusion” has been featured repeatedly in important events worldwide after its exceptional success in the United States. With it, Chenyu shows off her aptitude for putting a multidisciplinary fusion of the arts into practice while also drawing attention to the remarkable talents of Asian female artists in the art world.
Chenyu is also a co-founder and principal artist at NEONBLACK, a new media art studio with offices in New York and Beijing. She made the amazing immersive new media installation “Mirage Well” to show how they could use modern art to promote traditional Chinese culture.
The CITIC Press Lightning Selection 2020, an international open call run by the CITIC Press Multimedia Lab and MANA Global New Media Art Platform, has named “Mirage Well” the winner of the Immersive Experience Emerging Talent Award Nominations.
Chenyu Sun: a renowned artist in the industry
Chenyu is a pioneering, passion-driven artist who loves to try new things in different art forms, focusing on building bridges between different cultures. Her works are well-balanced and subtle. She uses visual, audio, and interactive components, as well as her brush and easel, to blend different cultural elements perfectly. With her successes, Chenyu Sun will undoubtedly be a staple in the modern art industry soon.
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