Painted Memories: The Works of Lai You Sun and Yueh Faye Lai presents 36 Chinese brush paintings and calligraphy rendered by two generations of Chinese artists: father Lai You Sun and daughter Yueh Faye Lai. On display are portraits, landscapes, animals, and calligraphy created with a variety of both traditional and modern techniques.
Lai You Sun may not have had formal art training, but he expressed his creations using classical techniques. He painted tirelessly for nine years, and left his daughter, Yueh Faye, nearly 400 paintings.
Yueh Faye Lai, on the other hand, has always loved art, having studied the classics under masters such as Chu Hing-wah and Huang Yongyu as a young girl in Taiwan. After a nearly 50-year sabbatical from her passion, Yueh Faye has recently decided to return to her canvas and paint from the masterpieces that have inspired her throughout her life. The works on exhibit convey Yueh Faye’s journey from student to unique artist, applying a range of emotions and aesthetics.
Painted Memories: The Works of Lai You Sun and Yueh Faye Lai is part of Yuchengco Museum’s “Full Circle” exhibition series, which showcases how the works of Chinese and Sino-Filipino families highlight the flow of creativity and artistry from one generation to the next. The exhibit is held in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of Lai You Sun.