John: My name is John Yuyi and I am a Taiwanese artist who lives and works between Taipei and New York. I received my BFA in Fashion Design from Shih Chien University in Taipei in 2013. My productions have allowed me to tread the line between fashion and art. Through photography, design, and installation, I incorporate an aesthetic reminiscent of my time studying apparel along with a tinge of humour that comes from my own personality.
My work has been shown in venues within New York, and published in numerous publications including New York Times, BBC, i-D and Nylon Magazine. I’ve recently collaborated with Gucci with my well-known project Face Post. I started this project in 2014 and it became a series in 2015. It was actually just a casual fun shooting I did with a friend of mine.
Shinliart: We are an artist couple who is active in Seoul. We’re creating artworks about the topic ‘love relationship’. Our couple consists of Shin Danbi, who does contemporary art, and Li Seok, who does a media art. In 2015, we started our relationship as lovers, and were full of energy. We needed something that could shape our love, and that ploughed our energy into creating works of art. Six months passed, and then Danbi left for New York, so we got started in our major long-distance relationship. The work Half & half started out that way, and it began to grab the attention of the world.