Bernardaud Set/6Dinners,6 Salads by Michael Lin
Michael Lin is an artist living and working in Taipei, Shanghai, and Brussels.
“My work relates more to architecture than painting.There’s a certain distance between a viewer and a painting on the wall, whereas I like having people «in» my work.
When Bernardaud asked if I was interested in doing the project, I found that changing scale was a real challenge.
But I really wanted to work on plates that could be used every day and would establish a connection between people at the table. That’s what my works do: they bring people together in urban spaces.
I like the idea of accessibility. The point of departure for all of my projects is traditional Taiwanese textiles.
This reflects my relationship with the traditions of my country and to Taiwan’s situation vis a vis the world and China.”