Gaze Into Life - Returning 03-05
51 in x 78.5 in
mixed media on canvas
“Returning,” the English translation of the title for this exhibition, offers little more than a pinhole glimpse of the two characters in Chinese, which literally mean 'return to unpolished jade (purity) and return to truth’ respectively. These two simple characters resonate wonderfully in Chinese, and the simplicity of “returning” may capture some of it by transference.
Oliver Lin aspires to drop all affectation in a return to original purity and simplicity; to regain nature and thus to rediscover the true self.