Dana Lin

    • Visual Arts

    Tel Aviv, Israel


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    Dana was born in 1978 and grew up in Ramat Gan. She studied at Hillel Elementary School in Ramat Gan and then at Thelma Yellin High School in Givatayim, majoring in visual arts.

    At the age of 17 Dana left the education system and went into the job market, living on her own. Since then she’s had many different jobs. In her free time, Dana was influenced by the materials and production methods she became familiar with in the jobs she worked in, some of which were handicrafts such as: creating stage backdrops, creating and designing mosaics, jewelry making, carpentry, etc.

    Inher twenties Dana began relating actual situations from her personal life into her work, in an attempt to deal with difficulties and hardships she experienced, and began to develop a intuitive painting methods, which led her to pictorial spaces where she could envision her subconscious world in action, with images living and being born therein. Dana began to see the possibility of manipulating the painting in a way that would help her understand situations in her life more clearly, and create pictorial scenes for her own benefit, using textures and images that attracted her.

    With time, Dana’s work developed connections to spiritual and mythological iconographies that she sought to create a personal connection with through painting. One could say that her painting are intuitive and draw from inner fantastical narratives and visions, where she is interested in getting to know hidden dynamics and structures, familiar and new, and the characters that inhabit them.

    Dana is also interested in the matter states of symbolized light on the white page, and ways of interacting with it through different forms of touch, movement, and tempo.