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LIN XUE: A Retrospective

Date: 2021.04.16 - 2021.05.22
Price: Free admission 




LIN Xue had a close connection with Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC). He was inspired to start his creative journey when he visited an art exhibition at HKAC in 1990. In 1995, he was invited to participate in his debut exhibition “Manulife Young Artists Series” hosted by HKAC. He participated in "Hong Kong Art Biennial" (1998) and "The 55th Venice Biennale Arte", as well as a number of exhibitions. This retrospective is a tribute to LIN Xue, showcasing a selection of his previous works, unpublished works and related archives which reflect the artist's intuitive creations and philosophy that integrate the nature and human consciousness throughout his practices for decades; and through the Pinetree series, LIN’s most recent concerns and inspirations.


Artists Biography

LIN Xue (1968-2020)

"Drawing is an invitation to look within and hear that which has not been named, to hear the sound of silence."

Born in Fujian, China in 1968, migrated to Hong Kong at age five. LIN Xue was a self-taught artist who explored in his work the cosmic balance and the wonders of nature. LIN had been a keen observer of the beauty and the intricacy of the natural world. As a way to stay connected with nature, he collected sharpened bamboo stalks and used them as paint brushes for his meticulous ink works. With his unique artistic language and techniques, LIN created a harmonious world of intricate structures entwined with both real and imagined sceneries where rocks, plants, animals and other creatures emerge from nature and the artist's wild imagination.


Public Tour

14/5/2021 (Fri)   | 19:00 - 20:00
20/5/2021 (Thu) | 13:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 20:00
21/5/2021 (Fri)   | 13:00 - 14:00 / 19:00 - 20:00

Capacity: 24 people per session
Gathering Point: 5/F Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Language: Cantonese or English

Free admission on a first-come, first served basis. No registration required. 



Online Virtual Exhibition




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Hong Kong Arts Centre is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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