We all dream of having our very own, very expensive and very exclusive art collection, right?
Well… Toronto based artist Dennis Lin’s work is certainly inspiring to say the least (even if it’s out of OUR current art budget). Lin’s website describes his sophisticated aesthetic as “retaining the warmth of the organic with the controlled suggestion of human deliberation”, a perfect description of his work.
Lin’s installations meticulously mix his use of natural materials, primarily woods and metal, with a hand-crafted quality that could only be achieved through years of experience.
Working with large-scale installations, Lin’s work has been featured internationally in residential, commercial and hospitality projects of all sizes.
Lighting Installation for Public Displays of Affection, 2010.
Lin’s installations seem to always consider the entire space, allowing for his custom creations to speak directly to the location. The following image shows Lin’s installation in lobby of HudBay Mineral’s head offices in Toronto. The bent copper and walnut installation creates a direct dialogue with the reception desk, welcoming users to the space.
Photo: Courtesy of A-Frame/Ben Rahn
Here's a photo of a bronze Dennis Lin installation in a residential setting.
The location is the master bedroom of the award winning Belzberg project in North Toronto.
Find out more about Dennis Lin at his website here.
(And check out his blog to see some videos filmed direct from his workshop!)
Lead photo: Courtesy of Serhio
Researched and Written by Spencer Robert Jeffries
Student of Interior Design - Ryerson University