Vivien Sin’s paintings explore the manifestations of infinity in many forms, including human's desire for immortality, pursuit of knowledge, and the motion intrinsic to the process.
She has held solo and group exhibitions in Paris, Chicago, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. She is interested in synthesizing her multi-faceted, and often paradoxical visions for the future through her work. Previously, she worked as an apprentice for Pierre Y.F. Chan and Zhong Yao.
She is currently based in San Francisco.
I am interested in infinity in its many manifestations – from humanity’s historical inquiry of the notion to its constantly evolving meaning in the age of technological advances.
Infinity is the bridge between the real and the imagined. In fact, one can argue that the definition of infinity is precisely that which is beyond our reach, and yet our comprehension of it relies on what is within our reach. It is reasoning meets imagination; materiality meets abstraction.
Each of my painting series tackles a manifestation of infinity, be its human’s craving for immortality, pursuit of knowledge, or personal growth. What is it that drives artists to create work that will be timeless? Does our pursuit of truth bring us to a resolution, or does it create more questions the closer we reach? Do we crave for the possession of truth, or as Gotthold Ephraim Lessing puts it, the “sincere exertion to get to the truth"?
In Search for Infinity uses a mix of figurative and abstraction, and repetition of geometric shapes to mimic the daunting loops inherent in the pursuit for infinity.
(Un)countable Infinity captures the mathematical notion of countable versus uncountable infinity.
The Painted Dimension attempts to articulate the properties and texture of the unknown.