YV Art Museum proudly presents artwork by renowned artist Lin, Hong Wen. Starting August 25th Opening you would be able to view Lin’s paintings in the YV Museum’s main hall, while 3 pieces of his steel sculptures would be installed in the outdoor art grounds. Lin’s acclaimed abstract expressionist painting and mix-media installation has won him a reputation of one of the rare avant garde artists in Taiwan back in the 1980s and 90s. After graduating from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts in 1982, Lin created artwork conscientiously against the current and commercialism, and challenge the social norm; in late 1990, he extended his 2-D and mixed-media work to large-scale steel sculptures. For him these two realms of art have impacted and reinforced each other. Over the last 30 years, Lin has consistently expressed his concern for humanitarian and environmental issues through his art. With a romantic spirit and somewhat reclusive temperament, Lin’s sensitivity to the world around him is emotionally gentle and intellectually sharp, and these seemingly two extremes reflect directly and honestly in his abstract work. Lin is a professor at the Tainan Technology University, and has also been the curator for several large steel sculpture symposiums as well as major exhibitions in Taiwan.
Painting and Sculpture by LIN, HONG WEN: