A Peaceful Place

Room 2602|Acrylic on canvas 45x45cm 2017


In artistic creation, through the philosophical-level expression, shapes poetic and simple situations, and through shape conversion, the brushing and layout create a pure realm seems in a space seemed to be absent. With contemporary post-minimalist art style into the memories of seaside home, the art of simplicity shows the spiritual energy, scouring the heavy with grief and creating new visual image of the coast.

In his solo exhibition in 2014, Lin Wanshi chose the “Peaceful Ocean” as the main theme to explore the eternally unpredictable waiting and conditions that happen again and again in life, and the metaphysical choices made as a result. Through transcription of memories, he presented a sea view in his mind, a still space. The intention was to use plain colors and orderly transcription repeatedly to interpret anew a sea view he had once seen on a journey to connect to his memory and make the mental image visible. It was also a response from an artist’s indirect observation of society.

Lin Wan-Shih

1997 Received MA degree of Visual Arts from Goldsmiths College,University of London, UK Now, works and lives in Yilan, Taiwan
1987 Received BA degree of Fine Arts from Chinese Culture University,Taiwan
1964 Born in Yilan, Taiwan

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 'Art Central Hong Kong Lin Wan-Shih Solo Exhibition', Art Central-Bo Art Gallery Booth, Hong Kong.
2015 'NIHILOGRAPHY', Bo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 ‘Lin Wan-Shih Solo Exhibition', Art Solo Taipei 2014, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 'Lin Wan-Shih Solo Exhibition', Bo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 'Lin Wan-Shih Solo Exhibition', 3 Talents Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
2011 'Waiting for Godot', La Chambre Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 'Chinese Word Power', Chinese Foundation For Digitization Techno logy and Bo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 'Art Taipei 2015', Bo Art Gallery, Taipei
2014 ‘ART Taichung - Nan Gallery’’, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Taichung, Taiwan
2014 'Hui Aggregation-Cross Strait Contemporary Art Exchange', Luodong Cultural factory, Yilan, Taiwan
2013 'Lofty Spring', Loftyart Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 'Universe × Infinity', Bo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 'Cityscape as Mirage: 2010 Yuzi Paradise Art Symposium Exhibition', Yuehu Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China

Collections
Silks Club, 168 Project, ALIEN Art Co. Ltd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
National Yunlin University of Science and Technology Art Center, Yunlin, Taiwan
Young Artist Collection Project, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
Chimei Art Foundation, Tainan, Taiwan
Xinyin Cultural Center, Tainan, Taiwan

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