Details:

In this painting, two portal-like forms are surrounded by an expanse of black and green interlocking calligraphic gestures—opening into a buzzing colorful realm of lattices and feathery accent marks. This work is a continuation of the artist's ongoing use of calligraphic, letter-like forms and their interactions with a range of abstract shapes.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Looking Glass

In this painting, two portal-like forms are surrounded by an expanse of black and green interlocking calligraphic gestures—opening into a buzzing colorful realm of lattices and feathery accent marks. This work is a continuation of the artist's ongoing use of calligraphic, letter-like forms and their interactions with a range of abstract shapes, including: biomorphs, lattices, circles and sine waves.

Lin’s dense calligraphy is a kind of graffiti in which comprehensible lettering gives way to pure form. This script evokes patterns and structures found in nature, on both the macro and micro level. Lin's abstractions bring to mind single-cell organisms, entangling kudzu vines and other plants, DNA helices and pulsating constellations—all rendered in effervescent colors. While Lin’s practice is distinctly his own, his work nonetheless resonates with the history of 20th century abstraction—including artists such as Joan Miró, Wassily Kandinsky, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb and Bradley Walker Tomlin.

Specs:

24 inches
30 inches

③ Artist:

Isaac Tin Wei Lin

Isaac Tin Wei Lin paints calligraphic, letter-like forms in effervescing colors that evoke patterns and structures found in nature—on both the macro and micro level. The artist paints on a range of surfaces and supports, from a regular-sized canvas to a thirteen-story building. Lin’s dense calligraphy is a kind of graffiti in which comprehensible lettering gives way to pure form—bringing to mind biomorphs, lattices, entangling kudzu, DNA helices and sine waves.

Isaac Tin Wei Lin:
Looking Glass, 2022
Acrylic gouache on canvas
30.0 × 24.0 inches /
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