I-CHEN, LIN
Artist/
Painter

I-CHEN, LIN

Painter

Bio

I am a Taiwanese student studying in Kyoto. I have been working on my doctoral research on Japanese female writers and femininity. I also create abstract paintings and so far almost of my artworks are postcard-sized but I would like to create bigger artworks in the future.

Artistic statement
I usually work with ink and black paper. When I think of the word Black, I feel that it's like energy in many different forms and through my artworks, I utilized a variety of shapes and different pat-terns to convey what I feel Black is to me. I describe my artworks as temperate, logical, multidi-mensional, rational, autistic, dispersive and luminous. My autism tendency and experience of studying Law make Geometric figures a focal point of my artworks. The artworks I create ex-pressed how I feel towards femininity in Japan, a country that is still very much male dominated.
Although I'm trilingual in Mandarin, Japanese and English, I sometimes cannot find the correct words to describe what a woman goes through in her life such as puberty, period, sex, pregnan-cy and childbirth. It's through my artworks that I used them in convey what I feel in absence of words. As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words".

Artworks