LIN Xue: The Sixth Day 林穴《第六日》
The Sixth Day
18 February - 21 March 2011
Gallery EXIT is pleased to announce The Sixth Day, the second solo exhibition of Lin Xue with the gallery. For this exhibition, Lin will present 4 new sets of drawings and a major landscape rendition which he worked on for 11 months. His studies of plants and organisms will also be exhibited for the first time. The working title pays homage to the utopian state recorded in the biblical creation story prior to the Fall, as seen in the center triptych. It renders an island growing out of the sea towards the sky and life forms emerging from within. His meticulous drawings provide an insight into the mechanics of growth and decay in nature.
The exhibition will also include a collaborative project of drawing and Polaroid between Lin Xue and Caroline Chiu made in 2010.
Lin Xue currently lives and works in Hong Kong. He is an avid hiker and has a commanding knowledge of the hills in Hong Kong. Lin first exhibited in the Manulife Young Artists Series 1995 and the Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 1998. He then spent a decade away from the public and studied his surroundings. He recently began work on a panoramic epic.
林穴現工作及居於香港。他是一個熱心的登山者，對香港的山嶺有相當的認識。作品曾於宏利藝術新進作品展 (1995)及香港藝術雙年展 (1998)展出。過去十年，林穴遠離公眾，專心研究他周遭的景物。他正埋首創作史詩式的全景作品。