LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Ying Yu Lin was born in 1962 in a small fishing harbor in Wuci Township of Taichung County, Taiwan. At age 15, he noticed that an art school was about to hold the entrance exam. Though he had no formal art training, he just enrolled the exam. On the day of the exam, he didn’t know how to sketch the landscape. Suddenly, a light bulb went on in his brain. He decided to imitate other student’s painting at quick speed. When the school published a list of candidates, he got admitted to one of the best art school of Taiwan. From then on, he found his artistic talent and decided to dig into art field.
He was graduated from the Arts and Crafts Department of National Dajia Senior High School and majored in painting and sculpture. During school, he was instructed by Mr. Lee Chun Shan, the spiritual teacher of Taiwanese modern art.
Also under the tutelage of modern artists, Mr,Buh-Ching Huang and Mrs. Li Jun Xiu , he learned about the Freudian theory of the subconscious and the surrealist style. He used these theories and highly unique personal styles to create an artistic style that incorporates local Taiwanese essence, such as traditional dessert, Karaoke and civilians.
Around 1996, he began to engage in landscape design, including public art in architecture, landscape architectural work, and community art. He has competence in spatial concepts in environment perception.
His artwork is a profound self-reflection and response, regarding of subconscious and the current social dynamics. As he explores various cultures, criticizing or attempting to comprehend the corresponding relationships between otherworldliness and this-worldliness from aspects such as human desires, commercialized religious rituals, rapid and cold technological developments, conflicts between human and nature, opposing various kinds of social consciousness, he tries to follow his own perception and give both calm or fervent responses to these issues.
l 2020 : Lee Chun Shan Teacher & Students Group Exhibition in ChangHua city, Taiwan
l 2017 : Mizuiro Gallery Contemporary Solo Exhibition “ Beasts Without Borders” in Tainan city ,Taiwan
l 2016 : THE 201 ART Solo Exhibition “ Dragon Trace in Red Tide” in Taichung city, Taiwan
l 2015 : National Taiwan Ocean University Solo Exhibition “ Drifting and Reverberating”
l 2013 : Museum of Contemporary Art Solo Exhibition ”Releasing From Life & Paradigm” in Taipei City, Taiwan
l 2011 : A7958 Contemporary Gallery Solo Exhibition “ Empty Vase Shadow” in Taichung city, Taiwan
l 2010 : 201 Gallery Solo Exhibition “ Ghosts In The Mountains At Night” in Tainan city, Taiwan
l 2008 : International Art Center Solo Exhibition “ Spring In Islands”
l 2006 : National Cheng Kung University Solo Exhibition “ Dark Restricted Area”
l 2014 : Lee Chun Shan Visual Art Award 13th Edition
l 2007 : Liao Chi-Chun Painting Award Nominee
l 2005 : Liao Chi-Chun Painting Award Nominee
WHO I AM
I am a contemporary artist, focusing on current social dynamics.
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