This screenprint is one of two Richard Lin Show Yu pieces titled Relationships
, which, together with Flirtation
, make a series of works exploring the impact of two rounded shapes and their interaction with each other and the negative space around them.
Richard Lin Show Yu
Date of work
Original: Screenprint on paper 44.1 x 56.5 Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975. © Estate of Richard Lin Show Yu
Richard Lin Show Yu (1933–2011) was born in Taiwan, and studied and worked in Europe. The heir to a prestigious family, he renounced his inheritance to become a full-time artist. His works are influenced by Eastern aesthetic theory, Taoist concepts and Chinese calligraphy, as well as contemporary European and American abstract movements. The recipient of several prestigious awards, his work has been exhibited globally, with several pieces in Tate’s collection.