Elis Lin: Transparency and Overlapping
My hand wants to repeat movements. With the help of my fingers. I try to record the movements as imprints. Slightly equal movement of the fingers, many times overlapped and pressed onto the canvas with transparent plastic sheet, creates paintings – which are very translucent and colors overlapping. When the hand grips the rough paper towels as a tool, the impression changes to a broader line. One of another, I repeat my movements with the transparent plastic sheet and rough paper towels. In the hand there is liveliness, music, notes, in the color overlapping and translucent is coincidence. The transparent plastic paper presses the paint differently, even if only seconds after. The more you overlap and press the paint onto canvas, the more you will discover the subtle differences when you look at them. The eye compares by looking form one part to one the other. The memory saves the one and places it to the other.
1987 Born in Taipei, Taiwan
1994-2003 Grew up in Iquique, Chile
2003- 2004 Studied Latin and Visual Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
2004- 2009 Bachelor of English Foreign Languages and Cultures, Taiwan
2009- 2015 Traveled and worked mainly in Taiwan, China and South America
2015- Present Living and working in Berlin, Germany