To conclude my series on intersections between fine art and architecture/interior design, I would like to show the work of artist Michael Lin, who was born in Tokyo but is based in Taipei. In an interview Lin once said, “My work has moved away from the idea of a painting as an object. I’m more interested in creating a painting as a space to occupy.”
Lin conquers his spaces by adorning them with blown-up versions of traditional Taiwanese floral motifs. He then invites the viewers to interact with his pieces – much like one would in their own room – by sitting, sleeping and walking on them.
Images courtesy of Galerie Tanit
I felt that Lin’s work was super appropriate to show in my last post of the series because it is sort of a culmination of what I have been seeing, and what I have been trying to show my readers. Recently there has definitely been a shift in the proximity between fine art and architecture/interior design. Perhaps artists realized a new means of reaching out and communicating to more people. Or perhaps it was an inevitable change, what with interior design becoming more and more visible in the media.