Artists

LIN Yen Wei

LIN Yen Wei

LIN Yen Wei uses digital cameras to capture close-ups of animal heads and busts. Using depth of field, he deploys a painting style similar to that of photo-realism in the late 1960s. The animals in his paintings are actually renderings of ready-made sculpture objects found in the human world, all of them domesticated without exception, and has even become a pet. Their image is both directly and indirectly influenced by the forms of Disney animals.

Although his portraits are not of man, LIN Yen Wei’s cheap and coarse animal statues touches upon the real world, alluding to the industrialization and commercialization of the contemporary life. Human existence has long become materialized and is continuously changing due to the high turnover rate of commodities. The animal statues in his paintings contain human-like eyes and smiles, and can be regarded as a zoomorphic portrayal of man’s self-alienation in an age of consumerism.

 

1987        Born in Pingtung, Taiwan
               Now lives and works in Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

EDUCATION
2009        BA, Department of Fine Arts, National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan
2012        MFA, Department of Arts and Design, National Hsinchu University of Education,

               Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

SOLO EXHIBITION
2014        "LIN Yen Wei Solo Exhibition", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2008        "Lin Yen Wei Exhibition", National University of Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017        "Take in the scenery, Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan    

2012        "Man‧Animal‧Landscape: Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei-Hsiang",

               ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
2011        "19 Solo Shows about Painting", Platform China, Beijing, China              
2010        "Generation Paralleled: Exposition Communication Young Artist Across the Taiwan Straits",

               Hsinchu, Taiwan
               "I MAY", National Hsinchu University MFA Group Exhibition, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009        "Complete Statements", National Hsinchu University MFA Group Exhibition, Hsinchu, Taiwan
               "National Large-sized Oil Paintings Exhibition 2009", Taichung City Seaport Art Center,

               Taichung, Taiwan
               "Freedoms", Taoyuan Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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SOLO EXHIBITION
2014         “LIN Yen Wei Solo Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
 

GROUP EXHIBITION
2017        "Take in the scenery, Cross-Strait Young Artists Exhibition Program", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

2012        "Man Animal‧Landscape: Hai-Hsin HUANG, LIN Yen Wei, and LIN Wei-Hsiang",
                 ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

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