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Tofer Chin

Tofer Chin

About Tofer Chin

Tofer Chin is a visual artist born in Los Angeles, CA, working between Los Angeles and São Paolo. His work uses repetition of pattern to build abstract landscapes through painting, sculpture, installation and photography. Often based on mathematical calculations as well as his own explorations into meditation and the interior landscape of the mind, his work challenges perspective through conventional concepts of form, color and scale. Chin received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design and has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Germany, Spain, Brazil, China, United Arab Emirates and the United States and has produced selected public commissions in Brazil, Nicaragua, Japan and the United States.

STATEMENT 

“My work encompasses paintings, sculpture, large scale public murals and installations that challenge perspective through conventional concepts of form, color and scale. The intention of my practice activates a process in the viewer’s mind to further their understanding of their surroundings, entering into our internal architecture, the ego, thoughts and emotions. This insight animates the rigid to fluid movement of the textural surface. A cross-disciplinary conversation has the goal to shift mood and consciousness, and amplify awareness of being intimate with reality. My work opens the door to greater possibilities and is based on the idea of a keyhole perspective, seeing only a portion of something and knowing more is beyond. Each work adheres to a formulaic expression that presents a window, an architectural shift, into the psychological space within the viewer.” - Tofer Chin 

 

EDUCATION 

2002. Otis College of Art and Design. BFA. 

 

AWARDS

2008. Graphis Design Annual Gold Award, Flaunt 79

  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 8, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR

2015 Keys, mural, LA><ART|Slanguage, LA, CA

2015 Fruits and Plains, Champions of Culture, LA

2013 Ar, Lu Magnus, New York, NY

2012 Totally, Lu Magnus, New York, NY

2012 Untitled Art Fair, Lu Magnus, Miami Beach, FL

2011 Fourteen Black, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro

2010 Alex, FFDG, San Francisco, CA

2009 Double Dip, Cerasoli Gallery, Culver City, CA

2008 Vivid, Commissary Arts, Venice, CA

2007 Take Walks, Rojo Artspace, Barcelona, Spain

2004 Lost in _ _ _ _ _ _, 4-F Gallery, LA, CA

2003 Follow Tofer, Four x Four, LA, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Surf Solar, two-person exhibition, Tofer Chin and Koen Delaere, AAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2017 Preview, AAD, Abu Dhabi

2015 10 Year Anniversary, LA><ART, LA, CA

2014 In-Situ, Shoshana Wayne, Santa Monica, CA

2013 Open Canvas, Absolut, San Francisco, CA

2013 Black and White, New Image Art, LA, CA

2012 In What Distant Deep or Skies, Lu Magnus, NY

2011 The Pleasure’s All Mine, Lu Magnus, NY

2010 Nova, Museum of Image and Sound, São Pau

 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2016 Shift No 1, Santa Barbara, Arts Fund SB

2016 3 Formations, Echo Park, The Semi Tropic

2015 4 Formations, DTLA, SilverlakeWine|ERB

2015 2 Formations, ContnrYard, LA, B. Benichou

2014 2 Corners (Black), The Standard Spa, Miami

2014 Fifteen Grey, Maderas Village, Nicaragua

2014 Stalagmites, Harajuku, Tokyo, Hajime Oshiro

2014 Dois, Rua Apucarana, São Paulo, R. Jatoba

2014 Three, MidCenturyLA, North Hollywood, CA

2013 3 Stalagmites (White), Divisadero, SF, Absolut

2013 1 Corner (White), Madison St., Chicago, I. Suen

2013 2 Cliffs (Black), ShadowMachine, LA, CA

 


        
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