ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Lin Guocheng (b.1979, Guangdong Province) is a Chinese artist known for his amazing ink landscapes drawn with pen. Lin attended Sichuan Fine Arts Institute between 2002 and 2003 after withdrawing from high school. He currently works and lives in Beijing and Kunming.

Lin's unique language embraces the artistic traditions of the East and the West, and challenges the integration and collision of those two systems. On one hand, the artist’s exquisite ink pen technique originates from his passion for European medieval and Renaissance art, especially Michelangelo's sketches and Albrecht Dürer's engravings. On the other hand, Lin has a profound understanding of Chinese philosophies and literati paintings with particular admiration for the works by Shi Tao, Chen Hongshou, and Dong Yuan. Fully absorbing the strengths of both systems, the artist explores the possibility of combining pen and Chinese ink in the contemporary dimensions. The fluidic Qi — the circulating life force — is always present in Lin’s work. Through the rich techniques of literati painting and its pursuit of the spirit, the repetitively dense pen strokes become vital, unpredictable, and full of room for imagination, giving the final works spontaneity, momentum, and interesting details as well.

Lin’s work has been featured in exhibitions at multiple galleries and art institutions including Macdonald Stewart Art Center, Canada; David Aaron Gallery, London; Chinese Cultural Center, Malta; Galerie Dumonteil, Paris and Shanghai, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Hubei Museum of Fine Art, Hubei; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, etc. His work has been collected by private collectors from North America, Europe and Asia, including organizations such as the Art Institute of Chicago, U.S; 
 Macdonald Stewart Art Center, Canada; M K Lau Collection, Hong Kong; Yiqingzhai Collection, Hong Kong; HSBC Art Collection; and MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection etc.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born in 1979, in Shantou, Guangzhou Province, China
Attended Sichuan Fine Arts Institute between 2002 and 2003 after withdrawing from high school
Currently works and lives in Beijing and Kunming

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
“Galaxy of Ink: Lin Guocheng Solo Exhibition”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong,China

2019
“Moonlight Mile in the Snow”, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China

2018
“The Zen Garden”, Galerie Dumonteil, New York, USA

2017
“Indefinite Order”, 3812 Galley and B&B Italia, Hong Kong, China
“Shape of History”, Chinese Cultural Center, Malta
“Interbeing”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2015
“Between Emptiness”, David Aaron Gallery, London, UK

2013
“Wisdom of Tree”, Andy Hei LTD., Hong Kong, China

2012
“The Sounds of Nature”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2008
“Earthly Pleasures”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai , China
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2017
The Garden Transcending Time and Space, COFCO Plaza, Beijing, China
“Mind.Space 4”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2016
“Mind.Space 3”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China
“SPACE MATTER”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2015
“Ink Line”, Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Nanjing, China “Mind.Space 2”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China 

2014
“Climate”, Hubei Museum of Fine Art, Shijiangzhuang, China “Earthly Taste”, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China
“New Ink, An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists” from the Yiqingzhai Collection, Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong, China 
“La Lumière”, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

2013
“Mind.Space”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2012
“Sit, Watch the Clouds Rise - Joint Exhibition For Sino-Franco Artists”, The Upper House, 3812 Gallery, Contemporary Art Project, Hong Kong, China

2010
“Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - The Tactile Sensation 3”, Dongdaming Warehouse, Shanghai, China
“Emerging Chinese Artists: Round Two”, MK2, Beijing, China
“Vipassana”, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China
“Animamix Biennale”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong, China | Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2009
“Reflection”, Saatchi Gallery, Suzhou, China
“Mixing and Sharing”, Inter Art Center & Gallery, Beijing, China

2008
HongShi Foundation Collection Exhibition, Red Town, Shanghai, China
“Dreams and Reality”, Moon River Museum, Beijing, China
“Young China”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China
“New Interface ó Spring is Here”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China
“100 Tales in Animamix”, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China

2007
“New Interface ó Search For the Future”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China
“The Tactile Sensation”, Shanghai Binjiang Creative Industry Park, Shanghai, China
“Unlimited View”, KU Art Center, Beijing, China

2006
“New Interface ó The UP Generation Debut”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China
“Contemporary Painting from Chongqing”, Macdonald Stewart Art Center, Canada
“Chongqing Pepper”, Fine Art Museum of Qingdao, Qingdao, China “Encountering Reality”, Chongqing Art Gallery, Chongqing, China

2005
Chinese Art Prize, Funded by Cathay Dragon, Art Scene Gallery, Shanghai, China

2004
“Roving Glance”, WuSe Art Workshop, Shanghai, China
ART FAIRS

2019
West Bund Art & Design, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, China
ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

2017
“Indefinite Order - solo show”, West Bund Art & Design, TALENT Gallery, Shanghai, China
Ink Asia 2017, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

2016
Guardian Fine Art Asia, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing, China
Ink Asia 2016, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

2015
Ink Asia 2015, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

2014
Guardian Fine Art Asia, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
“True Nature”, Masterpiece, London, UK
“True Nature”, Masterpiece, Contemporary Art Project, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

2013
Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

2012
“A Fleeting White Colt Through a Crevice - solo show”, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

2010
“Everything About Trees - solo show”, SZ Art Center, CIGE Project, Beijing, China

EXHIBITIONS

2019.05.25 – 2019.08.30
Shanghai, China
2018.11.28 – 2019.01.28
New York, USA

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