Yu Yasuda produces paintings that straddle the familiar world and images from his own universe. In Diaphanous (Lot 179), shimmering layers of pastel colours creates fluid and abundant waves as a figure stands calmly on the horizon. The waves seems to reflect the figures mind, an escape from reality and the pursuit of serenity. The quietly wind-rippled sea and stratum captures this timeless-moment, evoking traditional monochrome landscape ink-painting. The tension within the work is enhanced with the incredible layering of colour. The sentiment is in line with the artist’s feelings on contemporary society, as well as being a reflection of how we live in the moment.