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Painting: Kevin CHIN - Castle Under the Sky

From the Collection of Nillumbik Shire Council

Description
Landscape painting depicting a house (upside down) and a half finished urban structure sitting amongst mountain peaks and land that has been cleared and immersed in fog/smoke.
Size
138cm x 199cm
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Object Registration
2019.3VA
Keywords
landscape, kevin, chin, structural, inequality, castle, trump, painting, nillumbik, residency, yellowstone, realism, oils
Historical information
This painting was sparked by a US studio residency at Yellowstone National Park, shortly after Trump’s election. In America, Chin witnessed conservative nationalism and divisiveness, but also an equal reaction promoting diversity and challenging structural inequality. Developing this work in Australia, Chin examined how a sense of place forms fluidly in the consciousness, to surpass geographic borderlines.
When Made
2018
Made By
Kevin Chin (Artist)
Significance
Kevin Chin is a local artist. He has been a finalist in the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art (2015, 2019). In this painting Chin explores economic, cultural and social structures that shape the world in which we live, questioning who has built what, who takes ownership, and who has the right to the land.
Inscriptions & Markings
N/A
Last updated
28 Oct 2019 at 11:18AM