Olivia Chin

An H not an 11

6

April 2023

6

Apr

2023

28

Apr 2023

Gallery 1

An H not an 11

Olivia Chin

6

April 2023

6

April

2023

28

April 2023

Gallery 1

An H, not an 11 is an installation with oil painting and a richly detailed textile wall hanging that combines digital collage, quilting and embroidery. The artist Olivia Chin is interested in the negotiations between chronic illness and rest, documenting how deep listening can draw connections between seemingly unrelated parallel experiences.

The soft textile nature of an H, not an 11 plays with the dynamic of rest and maintenance. What roles do objects, crafts and art play in turning away from productivity and towards rest? How do histories become embedded in these objects and images?

Capturing observed moments, her works hold things against time while moving towards being forgotten.

An H, not an 11 is an installation with oil painting and a richly detailed textile wall hanging that combines digital collage, quilting and embroidery. The artist Olivia Chin is interested in the negotiations between chronic illness and rest, documenting how deep listening can draw connections between seemingly unrelated parallel experiences.

The soft textile nature of an H, not an 11 plays with the dynamic of rest and maintenance. What roles do objects, crafts and art play in turning away from productivity and towards rest? How do histories become embedded in these objects and images?

Capturing observed moments, her works hold things against time while moving towards being forgotten.

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Olivia Chin

Olivia Chin is a naarm based multidisciplinary artist whose practice merges sculptural, textile and oil painting disciplines. Drawing from observational research, Olivia playfully departs from traditional life drawing, using gesture, intuition and colour to transport you through time, to explore imagined futures and surfaces with personalities. She draws from her Australian-Malaysian-French heritage to unpack the influences of culture and memory.

Olivia graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture (2015) from the National Art School of Australia in 2015, and maintains a consistent practice as an independent artist.

Olivia has worked as a sculptor in film settings, and has produced several community engagement art projects. Olivia has partaken in group exhibitions across Australia, including a recent solo exhibition at Seventh Gallery in Richmond in April.

Her practice is informed by play, meditative deep listening to her surroundings, and exploring the tensions between materiality and time, capturing observed moments with an eye of whimsy to trigger subconscious associations. In this way, her work suspends moments in time while recognising their movement towards being forgotten.