【一切萬悟】林莎 個展 Realize - Lin Sha solo exhibition
開幕茶會：2019.10.10 （四） 3 pｍ
展覽時間：2019.10.10 - 10.27
展覽地點：亞億藝術空間 AHM Gallery
【 Realize 】Lin Sha Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception: 10/10/2019 15:00
Venue: AHM Gallery
Lin Sha, born in Yilan Taiwan in 1940, majored in Western Art at National Taiwan Normal University during the 60s. Afterward, he also studied under Wu Cheng Yan, Pu Xin Yu, Yang Gan Zhong, Wang Pan Yuan, and Liao Ji Chun.
Lin’s family had a Chinese medicine background, which simultaneously influenced his art-creating path. While creating artworks, Lin traveled around Europe and America, getting in touch with Western culture. From Spain to France, he lastly settled down in New York. Lin’s art style gradually changed from figurative art into abstract art. His avant-garde style combined traditional Chinese brush painting and contemporary art.
For this exhibition in AHM Gallery, Lin’s works from 1980 to 2010 are presented: “Perfume and Floral Fragrance from France”, “Hibernation, Movement, Birth”, “Human”, “60.64.2000”, and “Five Elements”; the five series display the transformation of his art style from figurative to abstract. Lin combined Western painting style into his making, shaping a new approach toward art. His realization of life, Zen, Buddhism, Chinese medicine, I-Ching…… were poured into his canvases.
Just like many artists, Lin was first drawn by the fascination of Western art; however, the shock of western culture, on the contrary, led him to dig deeper into his own root, the essence of Eastern culture, which often dwells on reincarnation and the immortality of spirits. The uniqueness of his paintings lies in the fact that Lin valued his origin a lot— he boldly combined his knowledge to Chinese medicine into works, creating an innovative blend of mixed media; he also put his knowledge to Buddhism into forming his own original shading technique. Lin’s art is a representation of his distinctive perspective about life and the realization in this universe.