Deng's talent has been recognised by fashion publications such as ELLE MEN, Cosmopolitan and Modern Weekly among many other international glossies. His work has integrated expressionism into the contemporary high fashion scene. Largely influenced by Oriental women and high fashion photography, Yvan's paintings are easily recognisable by his depiction of faces with slanted eyes, big accessories and finely arched eye brows.
He describes his process of creation as, "free, self-centered, and emotional. I use mixed media and get inspiration from traditional Chinese ink painting." Skillful with his weapon of choice-- oriental ink, Deng is a permanent face on the front row of every high fashion show in the region. He has also won the 'Lane Crawford Creative Call-out 2018' and collaborated with international designers and fashion houses like Jean Paul Gaultier, Lane Crawford, SWAROVSKI, Virgin Atlantic Airways and ANNA SACHS NY to name a few out of a long list.
Yven has been a live artist at Paris Haute Couture Show for Guo Pei and at Shanghai Fashion Week.