YV Art Museum proudly presents artwork by renowned Taiwanese artist Lin, Hong Wen. Starting August 25th Opening you would be able to view Lin’s 2 pieces of steel sculptures installed near the gate area of the outdoor art grounds. During Lin’s fruitful residency at YV Museum, he has also created one large and 4 small paintings; unfortunately, he had to take them back to Taiwan with him, so we can only view it on this website page. Lin’s acclaimed abstract expressionist painting and mix-media installation has won him a reputation of one of the rare avant garde artists in Taiwan back in the 1980s and 90s. After graduating from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts in 1982, Lin created artwork conscientiously against the current and commercialism, and challenge the social norm; in late 1990, he extended his 2-D and mixed-media work to large-scale steel sculptures. For him these two realms of art have impacted and reinforced each other. Over the last 30 years, Lin has consistently expressed his concern for humanitarian and environmental issues through his art. With a romantic spirit and somewhat reclusive temperament, Lin’s sensitivity to the world around him is emotionally gentle and intellectually sharp, and these seemingly two extremes reflect directly in his minimalist, abstract work. Lin is a professor at the Tainan Technology University, and has also been the curator for several large steel sculpture symposiums as well as major exhibitions in Taiwan.