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 Shanghai/New York; 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 public and private collectors from North American, 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 Chairman’s Collection, etc.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Solo Exhibitions:

2018
“The Zen Garden”, Galerie Dumonteil, New York
2017
“Indefinite Order”, 3812 Galley and B&B Italia, Hong Kong
“Shape of History”, Chinese Cultural Center, Malta
“Interbeing”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
2015
“Between Emptiness”, David Aaron Gallery, London
2013
“Wisdom of Tree”, Andy Hei LTD., Hong Kong
2012
The Sounds of Nature, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
2008
Earthly Pleasures, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai

Group Exhibitions (Selection):

2017
The Garden Transcending Time and Space, COFCO Plaza, Beijing
“Mind.Space 4”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
2016
“Mind.Space 3”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
“SPACE MATTER”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
2015
“Ink Line”, Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Nanjing, China
“Mind.Space 2”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
2014
“Climate”, Hubei Museum of Fine Art, Wuhan, China
“Earthly Taste”, Soka Art Center, Beijing
“New Ink, An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists” from the Yiqingzhai Collection, Sothebyís Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
“La Lumière”, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2013
“Mind.Space 2”, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong
2012
“Sit, Watch the Clouds Rise - Joint Exhibition For Sino-Franco Artists”, The Upper House, 3812 Gallery, Contemporary Art Project, Hong Kong
2010
“Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - The Tactile Sensation 3”, Dongdaming Warehouse, Shanghai
“Emerging Chinese Artists: Round Two”, MK2, Beijing
“Vipassana”, SZ Art Center, Beijing
Animamix Biennale”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong | Today Art Museum, Beijing
2009
“Reflection”, Saatchi Gallery, Suzhou, China
“Mixing and Sharing”, Inter Art Center & Gallery, Beijing
2008
HongShi Foundation Collection Exhibition, Red Town, Shanghai
“Dreams and Reality”, Moon River Museum, Beijing
“Young China”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai
“New Interface ó Spring is Here”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai
“100 Tales in Animamix”, Linda Gallery, Beijing
2007
“New Interface ó Search For the Future”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai
“The Tactile Sensation”, Shanghai Binjiang Creative Industry Park, Shanghai
“Unlimited View”, KU Art Center, Beijing
2006
“New Interface ó The UP Generation Debut”, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai
“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
2004
“Roving Glance”, WuSe Art Workshop, Shanghai

Art Fair:

2017
“Indefinite Order - solo show”, West Bund Art & Design, TALENT Gallery, Shanghai
Ink Asia 2017, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2016
Guardian Fine Art Asia, Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing
Ink Asia 2016, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2015
Ink Asia 2015, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2014
Guardian Fine Art Asia, China National Convention Center, Beijing
“True Nature”, Masterpiece, London
“True Nature”, Masterpiece, Contemporary Art Project, 3812 Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2013
Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2012
“A Fleeting White Colt Through a Crevice - solo show”, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2010
“Everything About Trees - solo show”, SZ Art Center, CIGE Project, Beijing

EXHIBITIONS

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

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