acrylic on canvas
on verso signed, titled and dated 2020
78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in, 200 x 200 cm
Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000
Sold for: $79,250
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Michael Lin lives and works in Taipei, Shanghai and Brussels. Lin orchestrates monumental painting installations that re-conceptualize and reconfigure public spaces. Using patterns and designs appropriated from Taiwanese textiles, his works have been exhibited in major institutions and international Biennials around the world, including the Auckland Triennial and the California Pacific Triennial 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila (2016), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2017), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2019) and most recently at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2020) and Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2020).
Since the late 1990s, Lin has been inspired by Taiwanese fabric designs. These designs are deeply embedded in Taiwanese culture with roots that can be traced back to the silk tapestries of the Ming and Song Dynasties. Lin references mass-produced and handmade textiles equally, borrowing motifs from household items, such as honeymoon pillowcases and dowry bedding, and recreating printed or embroidered floral patterns as large-scale paintings and architectural installations. In these works, Lin bridges the divide between private and public space, craft and painting, manual and mechanical production—while paying homage to the rich history of domestic textiles and their associated floral iconography.
This work is unframed.
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