Vein, 2018

oil on canvas
200x300 cm, unframed


Growing up in an intellectual home environment on the Peking University campus, Chinese-Australian artist Lin Chunyan (b.1962, Beijing, China) began exploring the language of art as a teenager. He first travelled to Australia as a visiting scholar to the University of Tasmania in 1989. He lived in Australia for more than 10 years. He has exhibited internationally, including in China, the USA, France, and a range of institutions in Australia, such as the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and QAGOMA. His works have been collected by institutions, including IP Australia. His latest solo exhibition, ‘Second Spring’, was opened by Lucy Turnbull AO in Sydney, 2019.

“Lin has been a prominent figure in the Beijing contemporary art scene for the past thirty years, but his relentlessly honest and individually expressive work has defied categorisation. He has stood apart from the main movements of the Beijing art scene. Refusing to be influenced by fashions of the day, he has continued to explore a highly personal emotional world through his painting.” — Dr Geoff Raby AO – Ambassador of Australia to China from February 2007 until August 2011.


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