About the artworkCard and paint
British artist, Lin Osborn paintings continues to be as fresh and modern as the day she embarked on her artistic journey. She was awarded a scholarship to the Harrow School of Art and went on to study at Surrey Institute of Art and Design, graduating with a BA Hons in Fine Art. She then attended Winchester School of Art where she became increasingly interested in photography, and has since been awarded an Associateship by the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
Lin uses a variety of techniques in her work, often derived from her interest in holding up a photographic lens to her environment. The subjects are typically ordinary objects taken from everyday life or the natural world and by repeating a series of images the artist is able to change the original isolated context. En masse the images have a power and beauty. Focusing on topical themes to give a spirit of time and place, Lin uses single colour formations, placing together images of sometimes trivial objects. Sometimes inspiration comes from subtle differences between apparently identical natural objects. Other works such as â€™Doorsâ€™ reflect a historical and architectural interest.
The Light Block series plays with reflection of natural light behind a grid of mounted blocks as if through a prism which creates an 'aura' of colours in multitudinous permutations. The mathematical possibilities involved bring a sense of scientific potential in relation to the artistic and creative process â€“ where art meets science.
Linâ€™s work has sold over many years at many of the leading art fairs across the UK as well as through galleries including now Carina Haslam Art. Her work has been purchased by private and public collectors alike, including establishment bodies such as the BBC and Members of the House of Commons, Westminster.