2017 / May
Chen Chun-fang /photos courtesy of Louis Yen /tr. by Jonathan Barnard
Louis Yen contracted polio as a young child. It caused neurological damage, severe osteoporosis and ongoing muscle atrophy. But with only a three-month course in painting taken 30-some years ago at age 19, Yen has gone on to probe the fields of light and color in great depth and to invent his own painting techniques. For three years running, his works were accepted in the Annual International Representational Show of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and in 2016 he was made a senior signature member of the FCA, a high honor for Canadian contemporary painters.