Wondrously Detailed Paintings by Alice Lin Show the Complex Relationship Between Self and Surroundings (6 pics)




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In the Ocean #2, 35 x 28 inches

Illustrator Alice Lin uses watercolor and pigment on rice paper and silk to create intricately detailed worlds. Human and animal figures are enveloped in pastel-toned bursts of swirling flowers, mushrooms, oceans, and rock formations. Despite their storybook-like quality, many of Lin’s works are fairly large, with some spanning more than three feet wide.

In an interview with Wow x Wow , Lin describes the intention behind her work: “It’s about exploring the internal and external, about the relationships between the two; self and surroundings; human beings and the world… Our body is a container, connected to the outside world and our breath, blood, thoughts, feelings, emotions, dreams, etc. are the content; through this content we are able to experience life, and we are able to learn about art, the world or ourselves.”

The Beijing-based artist shares her work on Behance , and you can also follow her on Instagram .

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Mystery / ??, 31 x 47 inches

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What we talk about when we were talking / ???????, diptych, 43 x 36 inches

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Faramita / ??, 83 x 41 inches

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Faramita, in process

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Toadstool Spirit / ????, 17.5 inches




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