Lin Cong: The Diversion Of Feeling

Lin Cong

Artwork’s Title: The Diversion Of Feeling

Material Used: Oil on canvas, 2020

Studio Based: Shanghai, China

Lin Cong 林枞的, The diversion of feeling, 200 X 250 cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Can you tell us about the process of making your work?


How would you define your work in a few words (ideally in 3 words)?

Accident Indeterminacy Fresh and Lively.

How did you come up with this new painting idea? Is there any story behind this work?

I saw a picture of the Sphinx on the Internet.

Do specific artworks have been created by random experiments in your studio or do you always come up with a particular concept or narrative in the very beginning?

I have a general direction, but the specific way of working is random.

Is there any particular theme that utterly triggers you to engage your art with?

No. Everything can be a reason for painting.

Large or small scale canvases dilemma; are there any kind of standards that drive you to decide which surface length is better fitted for your final painting visualisations?


What would be the best way to exhibit your work?

Maybe it’s the Internet.

Can you mention any artists you, lately or generally, take inspiration from?

Tibetan murals.

Do you ever wonder if additional work was needed, when an artwork’s making process is finished?

Sometimes it’s needed. For example, the way of communication may also be part of the finished work.

What does your mum think about your art?

She don’t know what I’m doing.

Which are your plans for the near future?

I try not to have a plan.

Additional Images

Lin Cong 林枞的, Relic, Solo exhibition 2021, 可以画廊 Ke Yi gallery, Hefei, China
Lin Cong, Body, 97 x 60 x 26 cm, oil on board 3D printing, 2020
Lin Cong, Black light, 80 x 100 cm, spray paint, oil on canvas, 2020
Lin Cong, Bamboo, 50 x 60 cm, oil on board, 2020
Lin Cong, Studio in Shanghai, China, 2020


All images courtesy of the artist & Ke Yi gallery

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