Structural Equality, Martin Browne Contemporary Sydney 2019
       
     
 Peaks Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Another Rung Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 All Flowing Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Castle Under the Sky Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Mount Molehill Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Blue Above Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Non-Native Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Tiers (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Tiers (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Peaks (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Peaks (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Another Rung (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Another Rung (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Castle Under the Sky (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Castle Under the Sky (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 All Flowing (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 All Flowing (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Mount Molehill (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Mount Molehill (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Blue Above (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Non-Native (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
 Non-Native (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     
Structural Equality, Martin Browne Contemporary Sydney 2019
       
     
Structural Equality, Martin Browne Contemporary Sydney 2019

Kevin Chin’s vibrant new paintings were sparked by a US studio residency at Yellowstone National Park, shortly after Trump’s election. In America, Chin witnessed conservative nationalism and divisiveness, but also an equal reaction promoting diversity and challenging structural inequality. Developing this series in Australia over the past eighteen months, Chin examines how a sense of place forms fluidly in the consciousness, to surpass geographic borderlines.

Built structures meld into those from the natural environment in these clever compositions, to test how economic, cultural and social structures shape the world in which we live. Each painting is carefully assembled so that the logic of these structures is matched, such as the tiers of scaffolding and waterfalls, or the peaks of shelters and mountains. These paintings explore who has built what, who takes ownership, and who has the right to the land. Atmospheric in scale, they assume the perspective of the historically marginalised, to revise grand narratives in contemporary painting.

Tiers
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Peaks Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Peaks
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Another Rung Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Another Rung
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 All Flowing Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

All Flowing
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Castle Under the Sky Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Castle Under the Sky
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Mount Molehill Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Mount Molehill
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Blue Above Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Blue Above
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Non-Native Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Non-Native
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Tiers (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Tiers (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Tiers (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Tiers (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Peaks (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Peaks (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Peaks (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Peaks (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Another Rung (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Another Rung (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Another Rung (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Another Rung (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Castle Under the Sky (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Castle Under the Sky (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Castle Under the Sky (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Castle Under the Sky (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 All Flowing (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

All Flowing (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 All Flowing (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

All Flowing (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Mount Molehill (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Mount Molehill (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Mount Molehill (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Mount Molehill (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Blue Above (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Blue Above (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Non-Native (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Non-Native (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm

 Non-Native (detail) Oil on Italian linen 138 x 199 cm
       
     

Non-Native (detail)
Oil on Italian linen
138 x 199 cm