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REVIEWS

TAIPEI

Eslite Gallery

Michael Lin

Painting

MICHAEL LIN, Untitled, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 70 cm. 

Courtesy Eslite Gallery, Taipei.


It is surprising how seldom the work of Michael Lin has been compared to that of the Pop artists of the 1960s. Yet one can surmise why Lin, who was born in Tokyo, raised in Taiwan and educated in the United States, and whose career took off in the late 1990s, has avoided the label. Who would want to be lumped in with hordes of pop-culture obsessed, 25-year-old Chinese art-school grads, or

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