“My work has moved away from the idea of a painting as an object,” Michael Lin (born 1964) observes. “I'm more interested in creating a painting as a space to occupy.” Lin makes painted installations that reconfigure institutional spaces with designs appropriated from Taiwanese textiles. This publication is the first comprehensive overview of his work.
Published by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Edited by Ivy Cooper. Essays by Shannon Fitzgerald and Frances Stark. Foreword by Paul Ha.
Michael Lin wouldn't mind if someone stepped on his art: he creates all-encompassing visual floral cornucopias--often on the floor. Long interested in Asian textiles and influenced by Chinese, Japanese and American culture, many of the fabrics appropriated by the artist are designs culled from Taiwanese wedding fabrics. Included here is “The Architect & The Housewife”--Frances Stark's rare essay on public and private space; extensive installation documentation; an illustrated exhibition history; and a complete artist biography.