Zhi Lin

Seattle, WA

Zhi Lin, a native of China, has shown his paintings and prints in Great Britain, China and the United States, primarily in college venues in keeping with his commitment to education.

Five Capital Executions in China

Zhi Lin

Artist Bio

Begun three years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, Zhi Lin focused on a series of paintings about brutal torture methods used in China for centuries. The paintings, layered with screen printing, surrounded by a border and red curtain, are in a style consciously analogous to Western art in the late Medieval/early Renaissance eras. They combine the aura of a street festival with the obscured images of executions.

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