Lin Guocheng

1979, Chenghai, Guangdong, China

Introduction

Lin Guocheng is known for his work that integrates Western classical sketches with Chinese ink paintings. He studied in Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. Since 2004, he has been participating in various art activities, and has had solo exhibitions in London, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, including a major show at Guangdong Museum of Art in 2020. He was also invited to create an ink painting for MGM in Macau in 2017. In 2023 his work was on display at Summoning Memories: Art Beyond Chinese Traditions, Asia Society Texas, USA.

 

In his new works, swirling thin lines manifest floating clouds and mist while scholar rocks and trees sit in a mysterious dimension. Although depicting scenes of traditional courtyards, Lin uses Western perspective, resulting in a fascinating dichotomy between Chinese and Western artistic traditions. 


Alisan Fine Arts began collaborating with Lin in 2023, showcasing his inkworks in the gallery's important group exhibition Ink Alchemy at Central gallery and displaying them at Art Basel Hong Kong which marks Lin's debut at this international art fair. Right after that, Lin's artworks were exhibited at Alisan's group exhibition Beyond Tradition: The Metamorphosis of Chinese Art at the Cromwell Place in London, UK; Ink Asia and Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong; ART SG 2024 in Singapore. In September 2023, we held our first solo exhibition for Lin. 


Selected collections: Art Institute of Chicago, USA; Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Canada; M K Lau Collection; Yiqingzhai Collection; HSBC Art Collection, Hong Kong; MGM Fine Arts Collection, Macau.



BIOGRAPHY
1979 Born in Chenghai, Guangdong, China
2002 Studied in Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan, China
2004- Participated in various art activities and solo exhibitions worldwide
2017 Invited to create large-scale ink painting for MGM in Macau
2019-2020 Visiting scholar of South University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
2021 Boston Consulting Imagination Forum (Shenzhen) invited artists
2023 Gave an artist talk Ink Alchemy at Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Present Living and working in Hong Kong
Member of Jiusan Committee of Central Academy of Painting and Calligraphy, and engages in art and cultural research of Indo-China Peninsula

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

2020

  • Galaxy of InkGuangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

2019

  • Here in 'China' I Dwell, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Moonlight Mile in the Snow, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, China
  • The Tempting Lines, Southern University of Science and Technology Shenzhen, China

2018

  • The Zen GardenGalerie Dumonteil, New York, USA
  • Continuous existence and growth, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Whipped, Kok Antique Co LTD &Andy Hei LTD, Hong Kong

2017

  • Indefinite Order, West Bund Art & Design, West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai, China; B&B Italia Flagship Store, Hong Kong
  • Shape of history, Chinese Culture Center, Malta

2015

  • Between EmptinessDavid Aaron Ancient Arts, London, UK

2013

  • Wisdom of TreeAndy Hei Ltd, Hong Kong

2012

  • The Sounds of Nature3812 Contemporary Art Projects, Hong Kong

2010

  • The TreeGIGE Fine Art Asian, Beijing, China
  • Fleeting, Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

2008

  • Joy of the World, Red Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

2023

2022

  • Blooming Ink Flowers - Works By Millennial Ink Artists, Hi Art Center, Shenzhen, China
  • Three Asian Artists, Asia Now, Paris, France
  • Mutual Reference Of Civilizationgs - Amazing Paper, China Paper Museum, Heilongjiang, China

2021

  • Mutual Reference Of Civilizationgs - When The World Meets ChinaShenzhen Qianhai Foundation,  Benxiang Art Center, Shenzhen, China
  • Mutual Reference Of Civilizationgs- The Power And Beauty Of Diversity, Conference of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dianchi Convention & Exhibition Centre, Kunming, China
  • BCG Boston Consulting Imagination White Paper Forum Special Invitation Exhibition, BCG Boston Consulting Shenzhen Centre, Shenzhen, China

2019

  • West Bund Art & Design, Shanghai; Art021, Shanghai, China

2018

  • MGM GoTai Opening Exhibition, Macau

2017

  • The Garden of TimeZhongliang Plaza, Beijing, China

2014

  • Le French May VIP Preview Cocktail Reception, Victoria House, Hong Kong
  • Climate: Artists Research Exhibition, Wuhan Museum, Wuhan, China

2013

  • Rooted, Masterpiece London, London, UK
  • New Ink-Yi Qing Zhai Collection, Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong
  • A Feast for the Eyes, Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

2012

  • Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  • Sit and Watch the Rising Clouds, Upper House, Hong Kong

2010

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-Hands on No.3DDM, Shanghai, China
  • Emerging Artists Part II, MK2 Art Space, Beijing, China
  • Introspection, SZ Art Center, Beijing, China

2009

  • MirroredTrue Color Museum, Suzhou, China
  • Remix and Share, Inter Art Centre, Beijing, China
  • Animamix Biennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

2008

  • 100 Tales in Animamix, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China
  • Dream and Reality, Moon River Museum, Beijing, China
  • Red Stone Foundation, Hong Fang, Shanghai, China

2007

  • Infinite horizons, Ku Art Centre, Beijing, China
  • With the Way We Game -Hands On No.1, Bin Jiang Creative Enterprizes Centre, Shanghai, China

2006

  • New Interface - Landing of Up GenerationRed Bridge Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Contemporary Art from Chongqing, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Ontario, Canada
  • Facing Reality, Chongqing Museum, Chongqing, China
  • Red Peppers of Chongqing, Qindao Museum, Qindao, China

2005

  • Dragonair Airlines Budding Artists ContestShanghai Fine Arts Gallery, Shanghai, China

2004

  • A Bird’s-eye Survey, Wu Se Art Workshop, Shanghai, China

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Ontario, Canada
M K Lau Collection, Hong Kong
Yiqingzhai Collection, Hong Kong
HSBC Art Collection, Hong Kong
MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection, Macau