Island Is Land of Dream

Lin Pang-soong
September 7 – October 31, 2019
Pingtung Art Museum
October 10 – 20, 2019
Setouchi-city Art Museum

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Island Is Land of Dreams commemorates Lin Pang-soong’s departure from his hometown of Tungkang, Pingtung as a youth and celebrates his return in old age. The exhibition begins in 1975 in Lin’s student days away from home in Taipei at National Taiwan Normal University, and spans over forty years to his current works from all over the world, all of which is brought back for the retrospective at the Pingtung Art Museum, as well as the touring exhibition to Setouchi-city Art Museum in Japan.

The exhibition also features a on-going performance piece, in which Lin Pang-soong sends hand-painted Homebound Letters, from his travels back to his home in Taiwan. Lin has accumulated thousands of letters from dozens of countries for over ten years, and will continue this performance for as long as he can.

Pingtung Art Museum
74 Zhongzheng Road, Pingtung

September 7 – October 31, 2019
Reception: Tuesday, September 10, 11:00 am
Artist Tour: Tuesday, September 10, 3:00 pm
Hoirs: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm


Setouchi-city Art Museum
4911 Ushimadocho Ushimado, Setouchi

October 10 -20, 2019
Reception: Thursday, October 10, 3:00 pm
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Lin Pang-soong
January 14 – March 5, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taichung
March 18 – April 23, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Main Art Gallery, Kaohsiung

Walking My Own Path

Lin Pang-soong
July 4 – 31, 2017
Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei




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Huashan 1914 Creative Park – Hall Center 4, Room A3
1 Bade Road, Taipei

July 4 – 31, 2017
Reception: July 8, 2017, 3:00 pm
Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Acknowledgement: Joseph Lo Art Foundation





Exhibition Catalog

A State of Being

The Art of Lin Pang-soong at 60
Lofty Culture & Art, 2017
© Loftyart Gallery

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Island Is Land of Dream

Lin Pang-soong
Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2019
Pingtung Art Museum
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January 14 – March 5, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taichung
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Fo Guang Yuan Main Art Gallery, Kaohsiung

A State of Being

Lin Pang-soong
January 14 – March 5, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taichung
March 18 – April 23, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Main Art Gallery, Kaohsiung




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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 facing 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.

Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taichung
65 Huizhong Road, Taichung
January 14 – March 5, 2017
Reception: Saturday, January 14, 2017, 3:00 pm
Hours: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Fo Guang Yuan Main Art Gallery, Kaohsiung
153 Xingtian Street, Kaohsiung
March 18 – April 23, 2017
Reception: Sunday, March 19, 2017, 10:00 am
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm




Exhibition Catalog

A State of Being

The Art of Lin Pang-soong at 60
Lofty Culture & Art, 2017
© Loftyart Gallery

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Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2019
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Lin Pang-soong
April 6 – May 26, 2013
National Museum of History, Taipei

Invaluable Mountains

Lin Pang-soong
April 9 – May 10, 2016




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Mapping each and every image with millions of needle-like dots of ink, Lin (Apex) pang-soong forgoes the conventional use of shades and contours, and reconstructs lines and planes with the accumulation of tiny dots. Playing on the viewer’s natural indication to connect the individual dots into coherent images, Lin substantiates the virtuosity of his art.

Reinventing the visual technique of pointillism with elements of ink and wash, Lin Pang-soong debuts a bold new series, Invaluable Mountains, which contemplates the relation between Taiwan’s “position” and “spirit.” Lin believes, great or small is only a matter of perspective. Although Taiwan occupies a small position on the globe, Taiwan’s international presence stands large and tall. In terms of cultural diversity and innovation, Taiwan possess a great and unyielding spirit.

Constantly traveling the world, promoting Taiwan’s design on the international stage, Lin Pang-soong is a restless pioneer in the world of Taiwan’s design. However, in painting, Lin adheres to the virtues of steadfastness and perseverance. With unadorned shades of black and white, and clusters of tiny dots, Lin sweeps across the paper in a slow rhythmic trance, leaving an articulated field of meticulous ink dots, thus revealing his idealized inner world of Taiwan’s Invaluable Mountains.

April 9 – May 10, 2016
Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 3:00 pm
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm




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Island Is Land of Dream

Lin Pang-soong
Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2019
Pingtung Art Museum
Oct 10 – 20, 2019
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Lin Pang-soong
January 14 – March 5, 2017
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Taichung
March 18 – April 23, 2017
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Descry.Taiwan

Lin Pang-soong
April 6 – May 26, 2013
National Museum of History, Taipei

Eight Views of Taiwan

Lin Pang-soong, Xue Song, Zhou Gang
September 19 – October 17, 2015




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Eight Views of Taiwan first appeared in 1694 in the official Taiwan Chorography. In the four following centuries, the list of Eight Views has undergone a series of changes according to the times, due to not only the island’s development and social growth, but also the people’s choice of aesthetics and sense of cultural identification. What makes a scenery beautiful? A viewer’s opinion often oversteps the boundaries of objectivity. From 2013, three cross-strait artists, Lin (Apex) Pang-soong, Zhou Gang, and Xue Song, were invited for the Eight Views of Taiwan creation project. Without a preconceived list of Eight Views, the artists were invited to travel around Taiwan, and through their experience and interaction with the island, each represent the scenery in their own artistic language, ultimately painting a view into the cultural and historical heritage of Taiwan.

Curator Elaine Suyu Liu

Lin Pang-soong, Xue Song, Zhou Gang

September 19 – October 17, 2015
Reception: Saturday, September 19, 3:00 pm
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm




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Silk Road

Lin Pang-soong, Yang En-sheng, Zhou Gang
April 13 – June 12, 2013

Hui Aggregation

Cheng Tsai-tung, Chu Youye, Hou Chun-ming, Huang Ming-che, Lin Pang-soong, Lin Wan-shih, Liu Dahong, Wu Jun, Yu Youhan
September 20 – October 20, 2013
Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum
November 22 – December 27, 2013
Cheng Shiu University Art Center
January 8 – February 16, 2014
Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County
March 7 – April 27, 2014
Luodong Cultural Working House of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County




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Contemporary Art is a constantly developing and changing, especially on different sides of the Taiwan Strait. Although Contemporary Art on the Mainland developed significantly later than Taiwan, the drastic social and economic changes bolstered its incredible development in recent years. Sharing a similar culture and language, and yet separated by the Strait, the differences and similarities on both sides are comparable and remarkable.

In art, cross-strait exchanges, whether trade or exhibition, have always been on unequal footing. Due to the overwhelming size of the Chines population and economy, the accessibility of Chinese art as a whole, always been difficult to Taiwan. After the economic rise of China, most Chinese collectors prefer to limit their collections on domestic artists, and is therefore challenging for Taiwanese artists to enter the Mainland Market. In terms fo exhibitions, the number of Chinese artists and artworks exhibited in Taiwan is far greater than that of Taiwanese artists and artworks exhibited on the Mainland.

This Cross-Strait Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, Hui Aggregation brings together nine outstanding and unique Contemporary Artists from both sides of the Strait, and to tour in four museums and art centers in both Mainland China and Taiwan. The exhibition aims to promote a well-rounded exchange of Contemporary Art from both Mainland China and Taiwan, and encourage its development on both sides of the Strait.

Curator Elaine Suyu Liu

Cheng Tsai-tung, Chu Youye, Hou Chun-ming, Huang Ming-che, Lin Pang-soong, Lin Wan-shih, Liu Dahong, Wu Jun, Yu Youhan

Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum
1413 Weihaizhong Road, Shanghai, China
September 20 – October 20, 2013
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cheng Shiu University Art Center
840 Chengching Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
November 22 – December 27, 2013
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County
21 Xianfu Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan
January 8 – February 16, 2014
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Luodong Cultural Working House of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County
96, Chunjing Road, Luodong Country, Yilan, Taiwan
March 7 – April 27, 2014
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm




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Oct 27 – Nov 16, 2012

Silk Road

Lin Pang-soong, Yang En-sheng, Zhou Gang
April 13 – June 12, 2013




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Travel Diary
August 25 – September 3, 2011
Silk Road, from Xi’an to Dunhuang




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Three artist friends, Yang En-sheng, Lin Pang-soong, and Zhou Gang, with the generous sponsorship of collector Wayne Hsu, embarked on a documented journey across China’s Silk Road with Loftyart’s Richard MC Chang and Elaine Suyu Liu. From the ancient capital of Xi’an of Shaanxi Province, the journey crossed the Gobi desert and passed the end of the Great Wall of China, to the final destination at Dunhuang of Gansu Province. Capturing the spirit of the Silk Road, the link between East and West, the paintings, sketches, and various mediums created along the way are wholly presented here at Loftyart Gallery.

Lin Pang-soong, Yang En-sheng, Zhou Gang

April 13 – June 12, 2013
Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:00 am
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm




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National Museum of History, Taipei




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Lin (Apex) Pang-soong believes one cannot choose one’s physical home, but one can choose one’s spiritual home. The physical home is where one is born, and Lin believes one’s spiritual home is the one that truly nourishes the mind and sound. Luckily for Lin Pang-soong, even though he spends the majority of his time traveling, his physical and spiritual home is the island in which he was born, that is Taiwan.

National Museum of History, National Gallery
49 Nanhai Road, Taipei

April 6 – May 26, 2013
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm




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Lin Pang-soong
Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2019
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Chen Yufei, Guo Kai, Huang Ming-che, Hung Tien-yu, Hsu Yu-jen, Lin Pang-soong, Ma Baozhong, Sun Liang, Wang Yigang, Yang Shu, Yu Youhan
October 27 – November 16, 2012




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Artistic creation does not happen overnight, even for the most gifted artists it has always been a long process of search and refinement. The Chinese Contemporary Art market’s sudden surge in the last ten years has raised many artists to the state of superstardom; a phenomenon unprecedented in China’s history.

Investor Warren Buffett once said “you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” That is to say, only when the art market stabilizes will artists’ talent and worth be clearly revealed. Only those who can withstand the passage of time, as well as the dictates of social pressures and market demand, and find their own place among different currents and trends, will have their names secured in art history. They have come a long way for their standing today, and at the same time, possess full potential for a bolder tomorrow. They are essential to the art world of China and Taiwan, as they are in the prime of vitality.

Chen Yufei, Guo Kai, Huang Ming-che, Hung Tien-yu, Hsu Yu-jen, Lin Pang-soong, Ma Baozhong, Sun Liang, Wang Yigang, Yang Shu, Yu Youhan

October 27 – November 16, 2012
Reception: Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3:00 pm
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm




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Sept 20 – Oct 20, 2013
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Nov 22 – Dec 27, 2013
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Luodong Cultural Working House of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County