It takes love to turn an old cloth head into more than 1,000 artworks
In the seventies, Wang Lin launched cloth dolls at the Qingdao Cultural Research Institute
Qingdao Daily / Qingdao Guan / Qingpao News Network On December 28, a childlike fabric exhibition "East Strings and West Secrets-Exhibition of Wang Lin's Contemporary Cloth Doll Works" was held in Qingdao Culture Research on 11 Taiping Road With the opening of the academy, dolls with very different skins and similarities, and colorful cloth stickers, no one would believe that these contemporary works are from the hands of a 70-year-old elder.
What do you think of when it comes to fabric? It was the inspiration of a childhood hand-made class, a collage of random collages, and for the first time hand-stitched a "fashion" for a doll ... For Wang Lin, who was in her seventies, this girl who started in childhood Her unique hobby has become a "career" that requires more enthusiasm to keep, and she is obsessed with it and can't stop it.
At the exhibition that opened on the weekend, Wang Lin's work sparked the curiosity of all the viewers. The dolls on the second floor wall were full of densely lined artworks with slender necks and melancholic qualities. The fantastic colors have become the most cheerful and enthusiastic area in the exhibition hall. This reminds Wang Lin of the scene where her doll was watched by Chinese and foreign guests at the Beijing Trade Fair in Beijing in 2016. Since then, Wang Lin has created more than 1,000 fabric dolls. She told reporters that many people had found her and wanted to order these dolls in bulk, but she was not willing to sell any of them because each of them was unique.
Where did the inspiration for fabric dolls come from? A friend in the art world revealed that Wang Lin copied a lot of traditional paper-cuts and New Year's paintings from all over China and visited local master teachers in Gaomi since more than 20 years ago. Wang Lin said, The figure that had the most influence on her puppet shape was an Italian painter Modigliani from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. The portraits he painted had a uniform modeling pattern: mask-like faces, apricot eyes without eyes, triangles The nose, small mouth, slanted head, slender neck, and shaved shoulders ... they fit the typical characteristics of Wang Lin's cloth dolls. However, Wang Lin told reporters that the motivation that really allowed her to continue her creative work ultimately came from her love.
Mentioning the exhibition of more than 1,000 ragdolls made his wife Liang Baigen very helpless. He revealed to reporters that the 150 square meter house in the home has been affected by these large and small dolls and the old clothes and raw materials used to make them. Occupied. And Wang Lin also mentioned that she is already planning to set up a unique museum of fabric dolls to share the joy of creating these unique works with more fabric lovers.
(Reporter Li Wei Photography Wang Lei)
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