Art for art's sake


YU Pui-shan
  • Wed 15-07-2015 to Mon 27-07-2015

Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery

Free admission


19th century, “l’art pour l’art”. It expresses a philosophy that the intrinsic value of art, and the only “true” art, is divorced from any didactic, moral or utilitarian function. Simply saying “Art for art’s sake” used to convey the idea that the chief or only aim of a work of art is the self-expression of the individual artist who creates it. This exhibition shows how I go from indoors to outdoors.

Artist’s Biography

YU Pui-shan

YU was born in Hong Kong, and gained a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, majoring in painting. Her paintings are influenced by her own daily life: she travelled to the UK during her studies to observe everything around her and gain new life experience, while exploring human behaviour through art practice from different perspectives. She often uses symbolic imagery rather than direct representation in her paintings.

YU has participated in stage design projects and various events that promoted the arts. She is now working as an independent artist in Hong Kong. In 2013 she published her first art book and had her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Some of her works have been collected by collectors in France, Beijing and Hong Kong.




Selected Exhibition



Exhibition of “The very happy wonderful celebration of the return of Artist Commune and the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong handover, with cheerful music and songs all over the world”, Fringe Club, July, Hong Kong

“Kiss Mark” Inside-out Art Museum, May, Beijing

“ART On The Line,” an International Exhibition and Charity Art Sale celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the International Year of the Woman by American Women Association, The Space, March, Hong Kong

“Status”, Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, January, Hong Kong



“The Future of Art” 
The Inaugural Cross - cultural Exhibition of International Young Artists, November, Zhongshan

DMZ Art Festival, October, South Korea

"Behind the Curtain- solo exhibition of Yu Pui Shan". The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School, April, Hong Kong 



“From Shandelier to the Curtain- the solo exhibition of Yu Pui Shan”. ArtOne, April, Hong Kong



“Beijing Gallery week: Fabulous Romantic”, Signature Fine Art, September, Beijing

“Hong Kong August.In The Mood For Art”, Signature Fine Art, August, Beijing

“Lucky 13”, To Kwa Wan Thirteen Streets Community Art Program, January, Hong Kong



“Chatter Jabber”, Hong Kong Art Workshop, October, Hong Kong



“Art Habitat”, Hong Kong Arts Centre

“Cool Grad Show”, Youth Square, September, Hong Kong

“This way up” Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition, The Pao Galleries, July, Hong Kong



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