Cynthia Lin’s dynamic work in New Paintings explored and expanded the idea of the two-dimensional surface. Her often bright canvases varied in rhythm from bustling to explosive to absorbed.
The paintings teem with stenciled and brush-stroked forms that are sometimes sinewy and ornamental, sometimes darting. The works’ shapes and patterns interact with color that is sheer or dripping, opaque to translucent. Lin’s medium is oil on canvas, which she uses to convey a textural vision of both sensual and intellectual immediacy.