The Joy of the Brush V 2016 presented many traditional Chinese painting works done by members of Lin Lu Zai Art Gallery’s students. The art exhibition – ‘Joy of the Brush V’ was official opened by Mr Tan Chuan-Jun, Minister for Social and Family Development with Veteran Hong Kong actress, Michelle Yim (米雪) and Artist Lin Lu-Zai last Fday.
Mr Lin has founded ‘Aspiration Fine Arts’ with his students since June 2007. ‘Mr Lin’s mastery of the brush is serene yet bold, fluently capturing the beauty of nature and adding a lively and poetic touch’ said Michelle Yim who began to paint under Mr Lin Lu-Zai’s guidance in a chance encounter with him when she was performing at a charity event in Singapore many years ago.
Mr. Lin‘s students come from a diversified age groups, nationalities and cultures. In spite of their differences, these students share a common passion for art. The Society aims to promote art development and provide members with more opportunities for wider artistic and cultural exposure, thus motivating them to further excel in their brush painting and appreciation of other art forms.
We were also there to support, Ms Kathryn Yen’s paintings at this inaugural art exhibition.
Profile of Lin Luzai
Lin Luzai was born in 1963 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China. In 1981, he graduated from the Arts and Technical College in China (Fujian Province). As a Singapore permanent resident, he teaches Chinese brush painting at various recreation clubs, community clubs and schools in promotion of the art and its appreciation in Singapore.
He also conducts classes in his Studio Gallery. His works are collected by galleries and art enthusiasts around the world. He also made special guest appearances in various TV and radio programmes in China and Singapore, and was featured in several newspapers interviews and write-ups.
Mr. Lin has held many solo and joint art exhibitions in both China and Singapore. He was the only Singaporean invited to participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Fine Arts. Mr. Lin was awarded a Gold Medal and the Olympic Torch for his outstanding work. He was chosen to participate in the “World’s Top 100 Outstanding Artist” exhibition in Penang, Malaysia in year 2009 and in the same year he was invited to be the Guest of Honour for the “Middle Aged Painters and Artistic Exchange” between China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
In Jun 2011, Mr. Lin’s painting “Wealth and Prosperity” was auctioned for $42,000 at a charity event; the amount raised was donated to Zhong Hua Secondary School Education Charity fund. The donation was presented to the school by the Guest of Honour, Senior Minister Emeritus, Mr. Goh Chok Tong. Another art piece “Cool World” was auctioned for $40,000 and the amount raised was donated to the Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic.
In Sept 2011, Mr. Lin joined the “The Pinnacle of Perfection Art Exhibition” to raise funds for the construction of “Buddha Memorial Centre” in Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He donated ten Art works. Nine out of the ten paintings presented by Mr. Lin was sold and raised more than a hundred thousand dollars. Mr Lin continues to share his passion for Chinese brush painting by teaching at his own gallery, and in schools, clubs, and associations. His works are collected by art galleries and private art collectors all over the world.
Today is the last day of exhibition at the Ministry of Communications and Information’s Hall. All the paintings displayed are available for purchase too.
Joy of the Brush V Exhibition
Period: 28th Oct – 3 Nov 2016
Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)
140 Hill Street, #01-01A, Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369
Phone: 6270 7988
Opening Hours: 8:30AM–6PM