Acrylics, chinese ink on canvas
Dimensions: 132cm (H) x 69cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 52" (H) x 27.2" (W) x 1.2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
I made this calligraphic floral painting reminiscent of an old verse from the Six Dynasties period (266-420). 採菊東籬下，悠然见南山. - 陶淵明（約365年—427年). It means: while plucking the wild chrysanthemums at the east gate, the poet saw Mount Nanshan at distance. - Tao Yuanming (estimated year 365 - 427).
The painting was at Vintners Place, London for public viewing in 2019.
This painting is signed on the front or back and includes my Certificate of Authenticity.
Art © 2019-2022 Fuen Chin. All Rights Reserved.
Hometown: Sungai Petani, Kedah.
Based in: Sungai Petani, Kedah
Fuen Chin is an artist who grew up in Kedah state, Malaysia. Her art takes inspiration from horticulture which is a nostalgic reflection of her childhood. Both her late grandparents were Chinese from Southern China with backgrounds in Chinese herbs and medicine, running a small herbal shop. It was there where Fuen learnt the importance of Chinese herbs and the stories around them.
It is these stories and her visions about plants that provides an endless inspiration for the calligraphic floral paintings. Starting out as a self-taught artist, Chin eventually studied a Fine Art research degree at the Royal College of Art.
She has worked on an art installations, citing the following response from the panel of judges: ‘We very much enjoyed your proposal and presentation and thought there were a lot of interesting possibilities that may emerge from your works.’ She continues to work and develop her calligraphic paintings using Chinese ink within a more contemporary context.
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