LIN JUNLIANG is a modern artist. He was born in Hualien, Taiwan.
He studied at the National Taiwan University of Art, Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts and Shih Chien University Department of Communications Design (BA).
His works including video installations, body art, post-system effects clips, expressionist portraits, and paintings. Lin Jun Liang exams the removal of identity, autonomy, human feelings, and meditation with sensibility and carefulness. He was recognized in 2009, 2012 by the National Taiwan Museum of Youth Collection, and in 2014 for the Taipei Art Award.
Interview by Dominique Musorrafiti
This is a selected interview from
Planet China Vol. 05 issue
China-underground: How and when did you get into art?
Liu Jun Liang: During the period of the institute, I entered the art field after being guided by a professor from the UK.
Who influenced you as a person and an artist?
What keep you inspired?
How would you describe your art project? What do you want to tell with your artworks?
Gray. It’s about humans’ unexpressed emotions.
Is there any of your artwork related to a moment that marked a significant change in your life?
Do you think art could be an instrument in the defense and in the claims of LGBTQ rights?
Yes, but it can not be reduced only to express bright colors and physical pleasure, we should rather focus our attention on social discrimination and equality from various points of view.
Can you share with us any story behind your art project?
I was born in a comic shop. I grew up reading comics and watching Japanese animation during elementary school. My father used his comic techniques to guide me on how to observe, how to paint, how the human body looks, how to look at it, how to understanding the stories in cartoons and movies, this journey deeply affects my future desire for aesthetics.
Photos courtesy of Lin Jun Liang
CHINA-UNDERGROUND. Ciao! My name is Dominique. I’m Italian and I’m proud to be a mix. My father was an Italian chemical engineer and high school teacher, with Greek and Polish heritage. My mother is Haitian, she was high school language teacher, with Dominican, Spanish, French, Portuguese, African and Native American heritage. Being a mix makes me appreciate to want to understand different cultures and lifestyles. I grew up in Italy, lived few years in Haiti, travel around main European capitals, lived seven years in China, six in Spain and UK. Traveling makes me feel that we can learn something from every situation in every part of the world.