Companion. Pastel and pencil on paper, 152.4x101.6 cm (2005)
Brick by Brick. Chinese paper & ink (2008)
LinYan was born to a distinguished family of artists in Beijing. She left China for Paris in 1985 before China’s modernization. She moved to New York in 1993. Her sculptural paper collage with delicate soft hand-made paper and ink creates a paradoxical affect of strong, post-industrial feeling, conveys beauty, strength, hope and resilience despite the feeling of nostalgia towards things lost, struggling, or being destroyed. LinYan’s works have been widely shown in the galleries and museums in the United States and China. Great thanks to yama-bato for this Tumblr Monday for introducing us Lin Yan’s artwork!
Christiane Baumgartner’s work deals with the convergence of speed and standstill. Her choosen format is monumental monochrome woodcut taken from her own video stills. She combines the earliest and the latest reproduction processes: woodcut and video. Speed and the passage of time are recurring themes throughout her work. The notion of ‘time’ is also embodied in her artistic process, which involves the lengthy and painstaking medium of handmade woodcut, with all its inaccuracies and mistakes. (cf. artist’s statement)