Lin Jinfu 林金福 China, b. 1978
A Morning 晨, 2018
A Sleeping Armed Police 酣睡的武警, 2010
Bathing Beauty 出浴圖, 2018
Bust Portrait of a Man 男胸像, 2013
Divine Light 聖光, 2015
Dry Branches - A Nude Male Figure 枯 - 男人體, 2014
Leaning On 依, 2013
Man Lying on the Couch 躺在沙發上的男人, 2016
Scent of a Woman 玉生香, 2018
Spring - A Nude Male Figure 泉 - 男人體, 2012
The Breeze 清風, 2018
The Red Candle 紅燭, 2015
The Violin 撫琴, 2017
The White Plum Blossom 白梅, 2016
Tiredness - A Nude Male Figure 倦 - 男人體, 2009
1978 Born in Longyan of Fujian Province.
1999 Graduated from Department of Sculpture of Fujian School of Fine Arts.
2002 Admitted into Department of Sculpture of Academy of Arts, Tsinghua University, with the second highest scores for the major.
2003 Transferred to Department of Oil Painting with the highest scores in the major in his class, following Mr. Chen Danqing and Mr. Xin Dongwang And receiving scholarship of Friend of Tsinghua University for consecutive three years.
2006 Graduated from Department of Oil Painting, Tsinghua University.
Major Exhibitions Participated:
2017 Fuzhou Exhibition of Paintings-“Painting Language” from Well-Known Chinese and Russian Oil Painters (Held at Nixiantai of Fuzhou, Jiangxi Province)
2017 “Wind from Southeast” Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Young Painters of Fujian Province (Beijing and Xiamen).
2017 Itinerant Exhibition of Works by Painters of “80s School of Painting” (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and
2016 2nd Invitational Exhibition of Works by Renowned National Realistic Oil Painters Themed with Classics and Heritages --- Ningbo Art Gallery.
2015 “Elegant and Classic”---Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Realistic Oil Paintings
by Six Painters---Art Museum of Bright Treasure House, Shaanxi Province.
2014 Exhibition of Realistic Oil Painting Works by Painters from 80s School of
Painting --- Poly International Auction Co. Ltd.
2014 International Art Exposition in Malaysia---- Kuala Lumpur.
2014 Impressions of Xinjiang ---Xinjiang in the Drawing Brushes of Young Artists---National Art Museum of China.
2014年 “具象研究•经典写实” 油画作品邀请展-凤凰艺都美术馆。
2014 “Concretization Study• Classic & Realistic Works” --- Invitational Exhibition of Oil Paintings --- Phoenix Art Palace.
2013 Borderless Imagination---Young Artist Program--- China Millennium Monument.
2013 Mirroring of Times ---7th Annual Itinerant Exhibition of AAC-Prized Works.
2013年 “宓爱”中国艺术家作品展 瑞典世界文化博物馆、斯德哥尔摩东方博物馆。
2013 “Tranquil Love” Exhibition of Works by Chinese Artists--- National Museums of World Culture in Sweden and Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm.
2012 "Harmony with Differences" Invitational Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Young
Painters--- Manet Art Museum in Beijing.
2012 Exhibition of New Realistic Oil Paintings-- -National Art Museum of China.
2011 经典的魅力：青年油画家邀请展---马奈草地 北京。
2011 Charms from Classical Works: Invitational Exhibition of Works by Young
Painters---- Manet Art Museum in Beijing.
2009 Paintings displayed in an exhibition held by Taiwan---Taipei Cultural Center under the
invitation of Liao Yingming Foundation of Taiwan.
2007 "Integration and Innovation"--- 2007 Academic Invitational Exhibition of Works by
Renowned Chinese Oil Painters--- Capital Museum.
2007 当代艺术院校大学生年度提名作品展 获铜奖---今日美术馆。
2007 Exhibition of Annually Nominated Works by Contemporary Students of Art
Colleges/Academies Wining the Bronze Award ---Today Art Museum.
2006 “精神与品格 — 中国当代写实油画研究展”---中国美术馆。
2006 "Spirit and Character"--- Study-Oriented Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Realistic Oil Paintings-- National Art Museum of China.
Drunk in Dreams 醉與夢Lin Jinfu Solo Exhibition 林金福個展 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2018看林金福人體作品
My Opinion on Jeff Lin's Nude Paintings
Over a dozen years ago, I lectured for a short period to the undergraduate class where Jeff Lin attended and witnessed his first nude sketching. Diligent, smart and sensitive, he was then the best of the whole class.
It is very hard to draw nudes, which is compulsory for students. He is the only one I have ever met who makes constant progress by keeping drawing human bodies after graduation, and transform the classroom-style nude drawings into works with deep connotations and unique ideas in his whole career. It’s really rare.
Fond of male bodies, Jeff often chooses strong and handsome models as his drawing subjects. In his drawings, their gesture languages seem to be telling you something and simultaneously suppressing some other things. Behind the movements of flesh bodies, gloomy vitality is slightly demonstrated.
Nude paintings inside China are mostly focusing on females. Male nudes are manly muscular with inner charismas, but they seem to be rejected by most painters. Body art originates from the Occident and the robustness of male nudes has been a major subject of the art since the Ancient Greece. For over a hundred years, we have been learning drawing skills from both Chinese and western drawings. But in this area of aesthetics, we have almost achieved nothing.
That's why I admire Jeff so much for his distinguishing choice and outstanding courage. For people taking up nude paintings, they would take a long and exhausting road. With his lifetime efforts, Lucian Freud has produced many masterpieces of male nudes, which demonstrate vagueness, confusions and natural grace. Now Jeff aspires to work at this and proceeds arduously forward as his disciple. I am willing to back up and cheer for him.
New York, June 2018
"All students of academy of arts often copy human bodies to improve their drawing skills, but it is rare for them to draw with human nudes as subjects, especially male nudes. Mr. Jeff Lin, in first several years after his graduation from Academy of Arts, Tsinghua University, had been concentrated his efforts admiringly on drawing young and vigorous male nudes to demonstrate their brilliant youth and robustness on the drawing cloth. Then, I thought he will broaden this small field with his firm determination and persistence. Muscles and bodies are of great beauty, but Jeff may imbue his paintings with more mature implications by exhibiting the melancholy and mystery of the male nudes. With continuous growth over these years, Jeff has made a huge progress in his nude drawing works, which is complete in images, vivid in color and rich in connotation. His nude-centered creative works leave us an impression of his inspirations about life, a purer understanding of human bodies, and his unique features. He has made some breakthroughs in some areas of the drawing art.
Mr. Jeff Lin cannot make such impressive achievements today without his adherence to and insistence on art! I hope he can continue keeping this kind of artistic honesty, break all hard future barriers and make continuous self-improvements. I look forward to a special world he can create in the field of artistic creation!"