Searching For - Lin Chia-Hung Solo Exhibition
Francine Art Restaurant x Donna Art
2021/01/27 ~ 2021/04/26
Donna Art and Yilan’s top French fine dining establishment - Francine Art Restaurant, have jointly launched the fifth exhibition in their collaboration, featuring artworks by Taiwanese artist Lin Chia-Hung. Lin is a gifted artist adept at analyzing the collective state of contemporary society from a bystander's perspective, exposing people's psychological conflicts. Despite the common praise of youth, Lin sees young generations who have a strong sense of self-awareness but cannot face the setbacks of reality. These thoughts derive from the appreciation of life and the hopes and dreams of a better life ahead.
Facial expressions are the focal point of Lin Chia-Hung's works. The exaggerated face and round eyes represent the diverse moods and expressions in today's society. Through the outfits, postures, and scenes, he infers on the identity and situation of the subjects in the paintings while narrating on the key issues of modern life.
About the Artist
Lin Chia-Hung came from a household dominated by male figures. Since young, he was expected to grow up to become a strong and fearless man. Of course, good grades and a respectable career path were also things he was asked to follow for a “perfect life.” “Becoming an artist” was totally out of the question. Lin Chia-Hung had to overcome many obstacles in life to continue his own path in life. Seeing that girls mostly do not have to shoulder the same tremendous expectations in life, are allowed more flexibility in career choices, and are not as shackled as men in emotional expression, he used the image of women as the object of emotional projection and candidly expressed the confusion, helplessness, willfulness, and perseverance on the road of life. After an insight into the ways of the world, the subjects consciously choose their posture while facing life.