Yana Stancheva

Yana Stancheva, South Korea
Yana Stancheva is a Seoul-based interdisciplinary artist and freelance writer. She holds a Bachelor degree in Public Relations, Journalism and Social Science and Master’s degree in Film Directing. Her most recent work is focused on cross-cultural artistic influences, Asian art history and psychology.

Articles (6)

Five Modern Classics of Vietnamese Art
Article date: Friday, December 29, 2017

Five Modern Classics of Vietnamese Art

If you think you know little about Vietnamese art you might be surprised to find out that you are not the only one - not much is known even among art historians.

Five Modern Classics of Indonesian Art
Article date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Five Modern Classics of Indonesian Art

The history of Modern Indonesian painting is closely linked to the Dutch presence in the country. For the European newcomers Indonesia was a mysterious paradise, where time had stopped amid picturesque land and seascapes. This was the Indonesia they saw and this is how they wanted it recorded on canvas which meant that state officials and short-term visitors were looking to buy art that embodied this particular vision...

Five Classics of Modern Philippine Art
Article date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Five Classics of Modern Philippine Art

The history of Modern Philippine art is marked by the conflict between the rules and views of the Academy and the innovative methods of the Modernists. The Academic style was established during the Spanish colonial period and followed the rules of the Spanish, Italian and French Academies.

Five Modern Classics of Thai Art
Article date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Five Modern Classics of Thai Art

Official historiography credits professor Silpa Bhirsari with laying the foundations of Modern Thai art. Born in Italy under the name Corrado Feroci he arrived in Thailand in 1923 to teach sculpture at the Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Palace Affairs. A decade later he found what was later to become the country’s most esteemed university for fine arts.

Symbolism in Art: The Blue Willow
Article date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Symbolism in Art: The Blue Willow

The Blue Willow (or The Willow Pattern) represents a Chinese garden with a large pavilion and a bridge on which three figures are seen. In the upper left corner two flying birds and a distant island with trees and pavilions are depicted. The legend associated with it goes as follows. A rich and powerful mandarin lived in a big house and worked as a customs officer for the Emperor.

How much do you know about Dansaekhwa?  Hint: It is Korea’s most famous (and profitable) art movement.
Article date: Monday, July 3, 2017

How much do you know about Dansaekhwa? Hint: It is Korea’s most famous (and profitable) art movement.

If you are not particularly interested in contemporary Asian art the term "Dansaekhwa" (a.k.a Korean Monochrome Paintings or Korean Abstract Paintings) may have well gone under your radar. The popularity (and sales) of Dansaekhwa artist have enjoyed remarkable success in the past few years and in 2016 South Korea became the 10th largest art auction market in the world.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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