It’s easy to lose yourself in the colourful, lush world of Kevin Chin’s paintings. In 2014 Chin spent a year living in Tokyo undertaking residencies he was awarded at Youkobo Art Space, Toyko and Studio Kura, Fukuoka. Alone and unable to speak the language, Chin spent his time photographing, drawing and absorbing his environment. His new works, created on his return to Melbourne, depict fictional scenes that reflect on the imperfect way memory is captured. By re-assembling these fragments of paradise with the familial, he finds the otherworldly within the everyday.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.