Refuge, This Is No Fantasy Melbourne 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 Melbourne 2017
       
     
Refuge, This Is No Fantasy Melbourne 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