2013 3rd Kai-Ciu Intl. Exhibition of Sculpture, Wu-Hu, China 2011 Contest of Wang-Dao-Ming Community and Intl. Contemporary Sculpture Art 2009 10th Changchun (Shuang-Yang) Intl. Exhibition of Sculpture, China
Born in a family of sculpture, if you ask people living in Pu-Tian City in China, they would know Lin Tian Tiang store, where is a famous wedding furniture store in Fujiang province. There are sorts of fortunate pictures centering themes on yearly harvest and communist spirit and classical love romances. The exhibition forms were mainly polychrome wood and skills of flower-bird oil painting. In early century of eighties after Great Cultural Revolution in China, as people still lived among atmosphere of abandoning “four-oldness” of traditional culture, it was forbidden to have religious beliefs, nor to burn incense. Therefore, temples in southern China had been rebuilt as schools and classrooms. In his childhood, as the eldest child, Lin began his apprenticeship of painting, being fond of paint stories regarding fortunes and celebrations. He even practiced from imitating portrait of Mao Zedong which stored in the drawer. In eighties, people gradually forgot Great Cultural Revolution. Some monks who had ever escaped to southeast Asia returned from Malaysia and brought funds to reconstruct temples. It was allowed to produce Buddha statues then. People in Fujiang advocate Buddha, also, overseas Chinese are among everywhere in southeast. As a matter of those factors, his grandfather began to engage in same industry. Lin began to contact Buddha statues in elementary school. Sometimes, Lin made statues that were with height over ten meters, making many forms such as Eighteen Luo-Han , Five Hundred Luo-Han, and so on. All these statues brought Lin lots of inspiration, establishing profound skills of national traditional handicrafts. Moreover, Lin has ever been to Tokyo, where he broadens his vision regarding contemporary sculpture in Tokyo University of the Arts. Meanwhile, after years of experiences that have set a substantial base for him, Lin considers to inherit family business or to engage in creation of sculpturing.