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b. 1959, Taiwan

Lin Ju Biography

Lin Ju showed his talent at an early age, receiving high recommendations from his teachers, and winning the children's pictorial contest in Japan World Exposition in 1970. Starting at age thirteen he began to paint in oil and later studied at the Department of Artistic Design at the Fou Hsin Trade Art School. His first oil painting in 1977, Memory in a Semicircle, was selected for the Taiyang Art Exhibition. His works have been shown in provincial and national exhibitions. Lin Ju received the Young Talent Award in the Young Artists' competition of Lion Arts in 1979.

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In the real world, Lin Ju is a story-teller, a traveler in a dreamland, who sometimes displays an extremely bewildering if not feigned insanity. His passion for life is obviously much closer to religious sentiment and cult, which make him even more like a shaman or a wizard. From this point, the images he paints which depict severed limbs and siblings devouring each other seemingly point out the other way to cure his life and soul. Lin Ju's works often seem terrifying at first sight, but nonetheless permeate with every mystical and irrational element that activates life.

He founded an art group "Living Clay" with his friends and then held group shows in different places in 1988, 1991, 1996. The experiment of pure painting by Lin Ju, solitary confinement during 90 days was held at Jia-ren Gallery in 1985. It has been a focus of attention in the artistic circle. Lin's work participated in Taipei Fine Arts Museum Biennale in 1996 and the Taiwan Contemporary Art 1988-1999 Exhibition at the National Art Museum of China in 1999 and had solo exhibition at the Taipei Fine Art Museum. His works have been shown in joint exhibitions in New York, Spain, Portugal, and in cities throughout the US.

Text courtesy Tina Keng Gallery.

Lin Ju Featured Artworks

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The Tides of Time No. 11 Path to Shanshui 時代力量 拾壹 山水道 by Lin Ju contemporary artwork
Lin JuThe Tides of Time No. 11 Path to Shanshui 時代力量 拾壹 山水道, 2016Ink on rice paper mounted on canvas
130 x 80 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Contact Gallery
The Tides of Time No. 9 Monk Liao-Ran  時代力量 玖 了然和尚 by Lin Ju contemporary artwork
Lin JuThe Tides of Time No. 9 Monk Liao-Ran 時代力量 玖 了然和尚, 2016Ink on rice paper mounted on canvas
116.2 x 72.2 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Contact Gallery
常玉動物園 伍 Sanyu’s Zoo No. 5 by Lin Ju contemporary artwork
Lin Ju常玉動物園 伍 Sanyu’s Zoo No. 5, 2019Acrylic on canvas
45 x 45 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Contact Gallery
Sanyu’s Zoo No. 1 A 常玉動物園 壹 A by Lin Ju contemporary artwork
Lin JuSanyu’s Zoo No. 1 A 常玉動物園 壹 A, 2019Acrylic on canvas
46 x 38 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Contact Gallery
Flowing Reformation No. 12 Act Lin Ju 九節拂風 拾貳 演林鉅 by Lin Ju contemporary artwork
Lin JuFlowing Reformation No. 12 Act Lin Ju 九節拂風 拾貳 演林鉅, 2018Ink on silk mounted on canvas
145 x 80 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Contact Gallery
Flowing Reformation No. 9 Act Sanyu 九節拂風 玖 常玉演 by Lin Ju contemporary artwork
Lin JuFlowing Reformation No. 9 Act Sanyu 九節拂風 玖 常玉演, 2018Ink on silk mounted on canvas
80 x 45 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Contact Gallery
Flowing Reformation No. 6 Act Sanyu 九節拂風 陸 常玉演 by Lin Ju contemporary artwork
Lin JuFlowing Reformation No. 6 Act Sanyu 九節拂風 陸 常玉演, 2018Ink on rice paper mounted on canvas
80 x 45 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Contact Gallery

Lin Ju Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Lin Ju, Flowing Reformation 九節拂風 at Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei
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24 August–6 October 2019 Lin Ju Flowing Reformation 九節拂風 Tina Keng Gallery, TaipeiTaipei

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