BETTER THAN HERE
There’s nothing like the holiday season to draw out anyone’s fixation on lifestyle products, consumer travel, or home renovation. Kevin Chin’s oil paintings piece together our dreams for the new year, in search of the ‘anywhere else’ that always seems to be better than here. Inspired by lounge room travels by TV, he intermixes exotic and imagined locations with domestic realities, to find the fantastic within the everyday.
Welcome to lands composed of bath toys and Moroccan orange wagons, where bear-shaped coffee tables furnish storybook woodlands. Figures are positioned upon raw canvas with signature delicacy, demonstrating an impressive range between tiny detail and sweepingly large canvases. Viewers will be warmed by Chin’s characteristically gentle palette, punctuated with vibrant lively color.