My Highlights from The Armory Show 2014
Lin created her first series of prints in 2006 at the invitation of the Singapore Tyler Print Institute. Lin's characteristic technique of creating gradual changes with a subtle palette of black, grey and white is reflected in this set of prints. Other distinctive features include uneven surfaces resembling scars and winding threads. Although print is typically regarded as a two dimensional art form, she has manipulated the medium to create richly textured works - a testament to her artistic innovation and originality.
Lin Tianmao uses installation, textile, and mixed media to transform ordinary objects into sculpture. While often described as a feminist artist, Lin chooses to eschew this label, believing it primarily to be a Western conceit. Her work incorporates materials and objects typically associated with women: she binds and encapsulates household objects like tea kettles or bowls with white thread, or pierces and reworks photographs. Lin draws inspiration from Ann Hamilton, Barbara Kruger, and Kiki Smith for her largely textile-based practice.
Chinese, b. 1961, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, based in Beijing, China