The Art of Lin Pang-soong at 60
2007 winner of the National Awards of Arts by the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Lin (Apex) Pang-soong was the youngest recipient of the Arts category in the award’s history, at the age of fifty. Over the years, Lin often finds himself repeating the words “dot by dot,” as a way of self-encouragement through his meticulous series such as My Homeland, Island of Dreams, and Homebound Letters working with the image of Taiwan through pointillism. Lin consciously returns to the most foundational element in painting, the dot, and voluntarily invests his time and energy in piecing together the composition one dot at a time. Slowly and steadily like the beating of a drum or chanting of a sutra, Lin’s painting thereby crosses over into a form of meditation, where Lin develops a new and profound understanding of simplicity, such that a simple act, through repetition becomes great; and a great act, through repetition becomes simple.
Since 2007, Lin Pang-soong’s decade-long commitment to pointillism and the image of Taiwan has allowed him to harvest creative nourishment and cultural roots from his native land. So in faceing his art, Lin is free and at ease, and through the thousands of intricately placed dots, the viewer captures a glimpse into Lin’s state of being.
開幕 Recp.：2017.1.14 (週六 Sat.) 3:00 PM
展期 Date ：2017.1.14 – 3.05
時間 Hours：10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (週一休館 Closed Mon.)
地址 Venue：佛光緣美術館台中館 – 台中市南屯區惠中路三段65號 Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery – No. 65, Sec. 3, Huizhong Rd., Taichung
Implemented by│Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery
Co-organized by│Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery HQ, F. G. S. Huichung Temple, Loftyart Gallery