Born in Taoyuan City in Taiwan, Yu graduated from Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts in Tainan National University of The Arts.
Yu’s main material of creation is stones. His work once won the premier medal of “Taiwan New Look Exhibition,” and many of his works situated around the corners of public art space in Taiwan. His works deliver an emotion of “earthy mother” which connotes living environment. A pure form, his main form of exhibition, articulates his language of art. For Yu, stone serves as the medium of embracing same frequency with nature; therefore, Yu chooses it as main material. In the course of sculpturing, he makes a perfect fusion of personal feeling and nature, which based upon his examination regarding environment and society.
Yu applies white marble, specialty stone of Hualien. He uses simple lines to create stone sculptures which are with simple forms but with much reflection. Simple lines could reflect neutral and silent qualities of subjectivity of works, exhibiting different status in different space. Stone sculpture is an absolute forsaking of form; once form is forsaken, one will find its infinite possibility. Therefore, Yu says, “Forms exist everywhere around the corner; the only fact is that people do not perceive them.” Forms consist of tension, surface, lines, tension between point and point, or tension of surface, and Yu just intends to take simple way to create simple forms. One has nothing to do with changing color and grain of stones, but one may choose to sculpturing stones. Yu feels that stones could be combined with life, they might be a pillow or a box. For the box-like thing among my works, it is merely a thing of recording his subjectivity.