Solo exhibition 个展:

 

Lin Yan: Beyond Xuan

林延:不一样的宣

 

Nov.14 - Dec.14, 2014

Officina exhibition space

 

 

November 13 at 7pm

 

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre will host a talk by Robert C.Morgan, renowned art critic, lecturer and writer -

Ink and Xuan: Chinese artists, Writing beyond Writing – the Specificity of Lin Yan. On this occasion the catalogue of the exhibition will be presented, published by Officina, with an essay by Robert C. Morgan and a preface by Pascale Viscardy.

 

 

 

^ click to see catalog 

artist’s note:

 

In early Aug. 2014, I took two oversized luggages filled with Xuan paper and a few unfinished works flying to Brussels to start a 6-week artist-in-residence project in Officina, which is actually a beautiful four-story residential house built in 1906. It was influenced by Art Nouveau style with ample space and elegant fitmentMy ideas grow from gazing into different space in the house. Walls, windows, stairs, details of the architecture and furniture all could become part of my work... 

Meanwhile, it’s such a great escape from hot summer in New York. By the time I leave, I have installed 18 pieces from ground to the top floor. Please see images below.

 

 

 

 

Blank Pages
Blank Pages

This is the major piece in living room, a biggest room in the house. Click below to see how I transformed a wall of bookshelves to Blank Pages...

Between Inhale and Exhale
Between Inhale and Exhale

The huge black thing almost touched the dinning table in a sunny dinning room looking over the lake. Click below to see how I made this piece as an invader or the intrusion to the perfect setting in a clean environment...

Between Day and Night #1
Between Day and Night #1

This white piece is installed into a round shape interior window by the staircase. Looks like a light in dark. Click below to see another round black piece on white...

Forgotten Dreams
Forgotten Dreams

It's the only painting on linen in this show with paper collage and little ink touch. With my oil painting background, I enjoyed stretching canvas with nails in an old fashion. Click below to see other flat wall pieces in the show..

Passing By
Passing By

It's specifically created for this spot by the staircase, the purple-carpeted staircase with the white stair handrail. Click below to see more dark pieces...

Opening
Opening

Click below to see how I work and play..