Yarli Allison - Work


Tiny figures

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Since The Uprooted (2011), Yarli crafted over 200 miniature ceramic figures that are only sized half of her little finger. She is interested in the narratives of this mini community, that meanings inhabited in situations are fluid and malleable with the intent of exploring tension between cultural and personal identities, contextualising spaces, and sense of belonging.
Every tiny figure are created uniquely but equally.



Mindscape studies III, Stoneware, Plate 24 x 15cm, Figure 2 x 1cm, 2012


Mindscape studies (Installation view), 2012


Mindscape studies IV, Stoneware, 11(W) x 20(L) x 8(H) cm, 2012


The Uprooted, 2011


_ _ _ _ Is Fragile, 2014


In the kiln along with mini furnitures (2011)


Mindscape studies II, 7(L) x 3(D) x 2(W) cm, Glazed Porcelain and Stoneware, 2012


Mindscape studies2 (Background painting), Oil on wood board, 40 x 40 cm, 2012


The Uprooted, 2011


Drifting in Between, 2013


Segregation, 2012 - an observation of Hong Kong's rapid development pace


Segregation, 2012 - detail of 60s tenement buildings 'Tong Lau' (Chinese:唐樓)


Segregation, 2012 - an observation of Hong Kong's rapid development pace


Maybe There Is A Way, 2014



Eye Stand, 2013





Every Bodies Toilet, 2014





These sets of figures has been exhibited at 12 Trees Gardiner Museum Auction (Toronto, Canada), Toronto World Pride 2014, The Annual Figure Show by Ontario College of Art and Design University 2014, Visual Perception & Representation of Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden, Main L1 Gallery, JCCAC, Hong Kong, 2012 .



Yarli Allison - Work YARLI ALLISON (b.88) is a Hong Kong-Canadian born, London-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that traverses sculpture, performance, digital, film, drawing and installation.