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[Live in Sunset — Decue Wu]
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Decue Wu
[Los Angeles, USA]

Art Yourself Atelier is thrilled to announce Decue Wu's first digital art exhibition -- «Live in Sunset» on our platform.

Artist's Biography

Diyou Wu aka Decue Wu, was born in Shenzhen, China. She came to the US in 2012. Since then, she has been working as an illustrator and art director. Her multi-city lifestyle and cultural exchange experience, provides her with rich creative inspiration. She is also an avid collector of all things fashionable, her particular style focuses on the combination of lifestyle and fashion. Decue has more than 10 year freelance experience and currently she is working as an Art Director at the tech industry. Her work has been featured in different brands and publications including Louis Vuitton, Armani, Soho House, Airbnb, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Vogue etc, and has been exhibited around the world. Decue has been recently listed Forbes 30 under 30, Arts and Style, Class of 2020.

About the Solo Exhibition

Decue grew up in Shenzhen, China, and have lived in the US since 2012. Her multi-city lifestyle and cultural exchange experience provide her with rich creative inspiration.

Decue's daily hobby is collecting images of different cities and recording them in her "city diary." This exhibit showcases her work from 2015 to the present with traveling through other cities. Her illustration style takes a lot of inspiration from my Chinese roots background, combining different cultural exchange experiences, and landed in the city that significantly evolved her style - Los Angles.

When Decue lived in LA, she got so inspired by the California desert plants, her neighborhood’s architecture style, and the most beautiful sunset she has ever experienced. Her illustrations’ color palette is consistently saturated orange, salmon pink, red, and warm tone. They just look like the California sunset! These inspired Decue's color palette and the form that she illustrate - the mid-century era: abstract and geometric shapes, limited palettes, and the offset texture of screen- printing.

Decue is also an avid collector of all things fashionable. As someone who is inspired by many independent designers’ works, her particular style focuses on the combination of illustration and fashion. She started as a fashion illustrator, which has always been her passionate figure to draw. She specifically discovered more talented contemporary fashion designers in China and was fascinated by the new designs combining the east and the west aesthetics.

Her Work Experience

Jul 2021 - Present · USA
Art Director, Company Design System, Family of Apps, Facebook

Feb 2020 - Jun 2021 · USA
Illustrator, Visual System, Facebook App

Nov 2018 - Dec 2019 · San Francisco, USA Art Director & Illustrator, Creative team, Airbnb, Inc.

Jul 2016 - Nov 2018 · Los Angeles, USA
Digital Illustrator, Senior I, e-Learning Production, Synopsys, Inc.

Jul 2014 - Jun 2016 · Boston, USA
Digital Illustrator, Office of Digital Learning Incubation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Her Study Experience

2014 · Baltimore, USA
MFA - Illustration Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art

2012 · Hangzhou, China
Bachelor of Science - Digital Media Arts, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications

Her Selected Commission Clients

Louis Vuitton / Armani Exchange / Audi / Amazon / Audible / Airbnb / Facebook / Forbes / Puma / Sony Music / Soho House / Penguin Random House / Buck Design / Time Magazine / The New York Times / The Boston Globe / The Wall Street Journal / Vogue / Elle / Elle Decor / L'Officiel Hommes / Rituals / Esquire / Jacob’s Creek / MIT / Wallpaper* / Harvard Business School / Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine / AARP / Refinery29 / FOSSIL / Chipotle / Essie / Sourcebook, Inc. / Singapore Airlines / Dragonair Airlines / StarChefs / Dolce&Gabbana / Lane Crawford / Michael O'Mara Books