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Lin: Artistic homecoming at Peking University

2014-06-15 12:02:01

(China Daily) By Zhang Zhao


Lin and Ye Lang, honorary dean of the School of Arts at Peking University.

He added that autumn is the time of change, and he chose the subject because he wants to "use the art form to probe into the natural law of the universe, the life and death of all creatures between heaven and earth".

The show was part of a world tour that kicked off last year to celebrate his 50-year artistic career. It will conclude in 2015.

When the tour was launched on Sept 9, 2013 at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, it attracted Wu Zhipan, vice-president of Peking University, so he invited Lin to lecture at the university.

Wu gives high praise to Lin's art. "From every single work of his we can interpret his resolute criticism toward injustice, his deep compassion for the lower social classes," he said.

"The partnership between Peking University and Lin is based on such humanitarianism."

Lin is also one of three overseas curators for the sixth Beijing International Art Biennale next year.

Responsible for the Southeast Asia sector of the event, he said he will focus on the Nanyang painting school, of which he is a representative.

Born in 1945 in southern Guangdong province, Lin left China at 11 and studied painting at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore from 1965 to 1968.

He went to Paris in 1971 to continue studying world art.

Lin developed his own artistic style after immersing himself in various masterpieces from the West and East.

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