ARTIST


林舜龍

LIN Shuen-Long

林舜龍(1958-

1958年生,自幼生長於台中鄉下,由爺爺奶奶撫養長大。爾後與父親生活,因其教養嚴厲,周遭環境也從單純的鄉村稻田,變成都市叢林,讓他備感壓力,因此全心投注於繪畫中。1989年自東京藝術大學美術研究所畢業,1991年前往國立巴黎高等藝術學院研究,僅一年時間便順利取得藝術家身分之居留資格,留在當地從事藝術創作。林舜龍以藝術家身分活躍於法國、台灣、日本等地,在其藝術創作歷程中,不斷探求各種媒材多樣化表現形式的可能性,從不自滿於現狀而拘泥不前。始終不變的是,永遠對事物保持著旺盛的好奇心、展現出對藝術的真切熱愛。

自法國返台後從事公共藝術的創作,如大安森林公園捷運站〈春光乍現〉、台中大都會歌劇院〈聆聽〉、台電仙渡變電所〈仙泡兒〉、中央研究院〈芥子須彌〉、浪漫台三線等公共藝術作品遍佈於台灣各地之外,其亦多次受邀參加日本「越後妻有大地藝術祭」及「瀨戶內國際藝術祭」,展出作品包括:2013〈跨越國境・海〉、2016〈跨越國境・潮〉、2019〈跨越國境・波〉等,為台灣最富國際盛名的公共藝術家之一。目前生活、創作於台灣,2019年開始擔任日本大學藝術學部客座教授。

LIN Shuen-Long (1958-)

Lin Shuen-Long was born in 1958. He grew up in Taichung’s countryside and was raised by his grandparents as a child. Later, he moved in with his father, whose strict discipline and the change of environment from simple rural regions with rice paddies to urban jungles made his days rather stressful. He consequently devoted his time entirely to painting. Lin graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts in 1989. In 1991, he entered l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and obtained a residence permit as an artist after one year that enabled him to stay in France and continued creating art. Lin has been an active artist in the French, Taiwanese and Japanese art scenes. Throughout his artistic career, he has endeavored in exploring diverse expression of different mediums and is never satisfied with the status quo. What has remained unchanged, however, is his exuberant curiosity about the world and his fervent passion for art.

After returning to Taiwan, Lin delved into the creation of public art, and has created numerous works around Taiwan, including Spring Light Appears for Taipei MRT Daan Park Station, Listening to Nature for National Taichung Theater, Saint Power for the Xiandu Substation of Taiwan Power Company, Mustard Seeds and Mt. Sumeru for the Academia Sinica, the Romantic Route 3 Arts Festival, etc. He has also been repeatedly invited to participate in Echigo-Tsumari Art Field and Setouchi Triennale, which showcased several of his well-known works, such as Beyond the Border – the Ocean (2013), Beyond the Border – Tide (2016) and Beyond the Border – Wave (2019), making him one of the most internationally celebrated Taiwanese artists of public art.

Lin currently lives and works in Taiwan, and in 2019, he began teaching as a visiting professor at the College of Art, Nihon University.