Yuyuan Garden Toile is the newest piece in Rob’s collection. The wallpaper was commissioned by the Yuyuan Garden Group to coincide with the reopening of the Yuyuan Bazaar shopping centre, which adjoins the famous gardens in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai at Huangpu Qu. The artwork captures the stunning view of the temple interwoven with birds, dragonflies and lilies, bringing together both the energy and the tranquility of the area. It aims to resonate visually with people while also making them think about their own relationship with the Yu Garden and with Shanghai.
There is a universal nature to drawing places but people have very personal experiences of them. A pen and ink drawing has the ability to make you remember your memories and experiences of a place.