Solo Exhibitions in History
Serenely Seeing the Southern Mountains
March 28 to April 17, 2017 新店圖書館 New Taipei Public Library Xindian Br.
Farmland scenery, the topic of this exhibition, has a great significance in Chinese literary traditions instead of a simple depiction of the country neighborhoods or manor estates. To begin with, this tradition derives from the Chinese poet, Tao Yuanming, who dropped out of the government and started up a farming life in his early career. However, it was not the matter of picking proper jobs, but the consideration of reserving the fundamental moral integrity so he determined to retreat to a simple, but valuable life. Thereafter, Tao Yuanming, departing from the major society, but not totally secluded, established great relationships with nature and locals through his poems. The lofty spirit and the earnest sentiments in his lively poems made Wang Wei, Xin Qiji and many more other poets follow in his footsteps. Thus, Farmland retreat became a great image in Chinese culture.
The ideal of returning to simplicity and reality was the major concern by those elites who immerse themselves in the pastoral scene after they withdraw from the government. To fulfill the utmost pattern of behavior, they tried to abandon all the self-importance and self-interest; and all the secular pursuits and fame. In addition, with following the Taology, which emphasizes on remaining inner mind in silence and clarity, they sought for the harmony between human and the universe while immersing in nature. As a result, the philosophy of Tao plays an important role in Chinese culture and provides a different way of viewing the scenery.
Now that Chinese literature and Chinese philosophy have provided us abundant images and thoughts, our sentiments can go even further on what we perceive. That is to say, with the various representations and philosophical thoughts, country landscape can touch us profoundly in a very different way. All in all, I wish my works, the paintings of Taiwan’s farmland scenery can bring you a lot more feelings.
From Spring to Summer
May 20- Aug 20, 2015 國立臺灣大學 森林系館 Forestry Department, National Taiwan University
This exhibition shows a careful selection of different stages of landscapes of artist from last five years. Those paintings present artist’s diverse painting subjects and reveal his steady changing style and maturing skill. Besides, these landscapes do not merely depict the representational form, but emotion and aesthetic experience that lie in the paintings. As the Six Dynasties’ Chinese painter, Zong Bing stated “Landscape, while possess a physical form, tends to the spiritual.” We hope you enjoy the paintings and experience a lot more on the side of the spiritual.
To Reflect, to Form - Lin Yen Fu solo Debut
Feb 3- Mar 8, 2015 基隆市文化中心-第二陳列室 Keelung Cultural Center
Portrait painting, a long established genre of painting in western art, intending not to depict the visual appearance of the subject, but to reveal the inner essence and lively emotion; it makes us experience those tempests in mind; it leaves us to sympathize with the loneliness and sorrow; the diverse figures, with all the happiness and sadness, are really brought to life. Through the eyes of the artist, the painting itself reflects the concern for humanity. And it also represents the inner mind of the artist himself, whose mind unconsciously mirrors on the paintings. This exhibition focuses mainly on the portrait paintings. We hope these works mirror a great many kinds of figure, which shows not only the contour, but deeper emotion and spirit.
The Mountains and Rivers
Jun 10- Jul 10, 2011 國立臺灣大學