Lin Yan: No turning back
Leo Gallery – Until August 28, 2021 Hong Kong (China)
Lin Yan: No Return premiered at Art Basel Hong Kong in May. Leo Gallery presents this exhibition in our Hong Kong space at Soho 189 in July, coinciding with Central West. An art program in which galleries in the Central Western District organize events and performances. Who regularly showcase local and international artistic talents.
Yan is internationally recognized for its in situ installations. His sculptures and two-dimensional works made of various handmade Chinese papers. For the past decade, Lin has been using Xuan paper to bring out the essence. The depth and complexity of this traditional medium. In particular to illustrate its aesthetics and oriental philosophy associated in the contemporary context. The various representations of materiality are of paramount importance to the artist. Lin’s meditative works poetically reveal the textural and pictorial qualities of his creative process by crumbling, bending. Layering, mounting and flowing Xuan paper, and often performed without color or with black ink.
Regeneration of Hope.
In early 2017, the artist began creating a new series named after the Big Dipper titled Regeneration of Hope. The works are presented as site-specific installations and are located in various cities around the world. Commenting on eternal global warming and environmental deterioration. Life and death have become an eerily intimate subject during the difficult times of the global pandemic. It is in this vein that Lin creates the installation “Megrez II – No Return” (2021). It depicts the essential components of the living ecosystem as well as the unity between nature, humanity and the universe. Therefore, Lin’s work opens a contemplative portal. Thus, it Allows the viewer to immerse themselves in the world of inner peace by appreciating its splendid images, its structure and its lyricism.
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