Kevin Chin paints shimmering dreamscapes that offer an openhearted retreat. He mixes cues from across continents using the alchemy of oil painting, to imagine borderless new territories. With tenderness and warmth, these paintings capture the sense of wonder that comes from being a seeker. Images emerge gradually from layers of translucent glazes, as colour relationships are teased out to connect cultural references. This slow working method imbues a meditative presence, transcending worlds.
Kevin Chin is the winner of the Bayside Prize Melbourne, winner of the Albany Prize WA, runner-up at the Redland Award Brisbane, and a finalist in over 20 national prizes. Institutional collections include Parliament House, Artbank, RACV, City of Albany, Bayside City, Nillumbik Shire, and La Trobe Uni Museum of Art.
Kevin has held 20 solo exhibitions around Australia, and internationally in the USA, Japan and Singapore. He has featured in both the 50 Things issue and the cover of Art Collector. His work is also extensively reviewed in Artist Profile, The Age, Art Guide, Time Out, The Design Files, Art + Aust, as well as international publications Creative Boom UK, JH News USA, and Blouin Artinfo. Kevin has been awarded multiple grants from Australia Council, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne, and NAVA.