Refuge, This Is No Fantasy 2017
       
     
  Hole in Paradise  2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     
  Pilgrimage  2017, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     
  Scavengers  2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     
  Sheltered  2017, oil on Italian linen 97 x 142 cm
       
     
  Crossing  2016, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     
  Refuge , install view Image courtesy of Janelle Low and This Is No Fantasy
       
     
  Rain Hail Shine  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 163 x 238 cm
       
     
  Hole in Paradise  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     
  Pilgrimage  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     
  Scavengers  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     
  Sheltered  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 97 x 142 cm
       
     
  Crossing  (detail) 2016, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     
Refuge, This Is No Fantasy 2017
       
     
Refuge, This Is No Fantasy 2017

Kevin Chin’s new paintings are made in the context of the global migrant crisis, the resurgence of political parties like One Nation and Reclaim Australia, the US election of Trump, and continuing debate around nationalism, belonging and alienation. He takes potent iconography – temporary shelter structures, children in queues, and long distance crossings – and restages them through his own lived experience. In this way, he creates new images that bridge our shared experience, exploring universal themes of journey, transition, and sanctuary.

Rain Hail Shine
2017, oil on Italian linen
163 x 238 cm

  Hole in Paradise  2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     

Hole in Paradise
2017, oil on Italian linen
183 x 147 cm

  Pilgrimage  2017, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     

Pilgrimage
2017, oil on Italian linen
132 x 198 cm

  Scavengers  2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     

Scavengers
2017, oil on Italian linen
183 x 147 cm

  Sheltered  2017, oil on Italian linen 97 x 142 cm
       
     

Sheltered
2017, oil on Italian linen
97 x 142 cm

  Crossing  2016, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     

Crossing
2016, oil on Italian linen
132 x 198 cm

  Refuge , install view Image courtesy of Janelle Low and This Is No Fantasy
       
     

Refuge, install view
Image courtesy of Janelle Low and This Is No Fantasy

  Rain Hail Shine  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 163 x 238 cm
       
     

Rain Hail Shine (detail)
2017, oil on Italian linen
163 x 238 cm

  Hole in Paradise  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     

Hole in Paradise (detail)
2017, oil on Italian linen
183 x 147 cm

  Pilgrimage  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     

Pilgrimage (detail)
2017, oil on Italian linen
132 x 198 cm

  Scavengers  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 183 x 147 cm
       
     

Scavengers (detail)
2017, oil on Italian linen
183 x 147 cm

  Sheltered  (detail) 2017, oil on Italian linen 97 x 142 cm
       
     

Sheltered (detail)
2017, oil on Italian linen
97 x 142 cm

  Crossing  (detail) 2016, oil on Italian linen 132 x 198 cm
       
     

Crossing (detail)
2016, oil on Italian linen
132 x 198 cm