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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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.