Rare Works by Contemporary Taiwan-born Minimalist Artist Richard Lin
Why We Recommend it
30 landscape paintings by Richard Lin (1933-2011), the first Chinese artist ever to feature at the leading documenta show, are on show at Bonhams’ Hong Kong Gallery.
Richard Lin Show Yu: A Retrospective of Major Works from the 1950s to 70s displays works from the artist’s estate as well as a selection of works from important private collections. Among the collection is 1.3.1964 – Painting Relief, a piece that was exhibited as one of only three major works at the leading contemporary art show documenta III in 1964 in Kassel, Germany.
Lin was schooled in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom before studying architecture and fine arts in London. After graduating in 1958, he quickly made his mark with solo shows including his first solo show at Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1958 and represented Britain in the leading contemporary art show, documenta III in Kassel in 1964. Influenced by Western abstraction as well as traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, Lin developed a reductive and formal minimalist style in pursuit of simplicity and balance. The emergence of his White Series during the 1960s established this unique style and redefined the artist’s interpretation of Chinese landscape painting.