NanHai Art

500, 510 and 520 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030 USA

art@remove.me @nanhai.com

www.nanhaiart.com

 

 

 

 

Kunlin He’s drawing is rooted in China's history of the modern ink movement. However, Kunlin tries to criticize the modern ink movement and its history which has been under the control of the official and mainstream culture in modern and contemporary China.

Unlike traditional literati painters who focus on their internality and pure aesthetics, Kunlin wants to broaden the field of modern ink painting to express contemporary issues such as climate change,
immigration, and nationalism. Most of the subject matter of Kunlin’s work is related to the landscape. However, Kunlin’s attention is not to depict the image of landscape, but to focus on the culture and power behind the landscape, to observe how the human politics, economic activity, climate change, and the issue if geopolitics changes the geographical appearance of the landscape.

Kunlin’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Drawing Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, CCCSF, Seattle Art Fair among others. He has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2019 SFMOMA SECA Award.

Kunlin He
2092: Tale of Moon Trip
2019, Acrylic and ink drawing on three layers: aluminum, mylar, and acrylic sheet, 72 x 132 in.
Kunlin He
Trauma Landscape
2018, Video with sound.
Kunlin He
Jiang Xi Flood C
2017, Acrylic and ink drawing on three layers: muslin, mylar, acrylic sheet, 40 x 30 in.
Kunlin He
The Inborn Hobby Is Freedom 1-8
2018, Acrylic and ink on yupo, mylar, and acrylic sheet, 14 x 14 in. each
Kunlin He
Moon Dream
2019, Acrylic and ink drawing on three layers: aluminum, mylar, and acrylic sheet, 20 x 50 in.