Known for what he calls architectural interventions, Taiwanese artist Michael Lin “creates paintings as spaces to occupy,” he says, rather than thinking of them merely as objects. In Atlanta, that space happens to be at the High Museum of Art. The High’s Richard Meier–designed atrium (and its luminous skylight) lures visitors to meander across Lin’s installation. Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve) takes its name from the Benjamin Moore paint color that serves as a vibrant backdrop for stop-you-in-your-tracks florals inspired by an Asian textile. We’re floored.
Photo by Sarah Dorio
Watch the assembly of Michael Lin’s installation, Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve):
Video created by the High Museum of Art. See more photos of Utah Sky 2065-40 (blue curve), at High.org.
More About Artist Michael Lin:
- Explore Lin’s work, publications and latest exhibitions at Atelier Michael Lin.
- “Freeport [No. 005]: Meet Michael Lin” In an interview recorded at the Peabody Essex Museum in 2010, Michael Lin discusses his practice of appropriating floral patterns to create large-scale, public artworks that challenge the conventions of exhibition.
- Lin talks about references and inspirations in his work in a video produced by Le Meridien after they used his patterns on hotel room key cards.
- “Michael Lin: Locomotion – MCAD Manilla” Time-lapse video of a monumental Lin installation in the museum’s lobby.