Chin's paintings are "soft edge art". His work takes a soft
approach to making
a statement. It has humor, heart, wit, charm, and simplicity. It get tothe
point. It does not have a masculine approach of sledgehammering the viewer
with excessive technique, heavy or complicated intellect, sexuality, anger,
religion, or ugliness. It is universal-being accesible to all types of
people and all ages..
stem from several influences, beginning with Dada and Marcel
Duchamp in questioning what art is. Next it has Rene Margarite's absurdity
of vision. It also encompasses Norman Rockwell's theme's of the "heart".
Then, there is the pop artists ie Lichtenstein, A. Warhol, etc. which
express statements about American culture. He has been compared with Koon,
but does not have the nasty twist and Philip Guston. There is an asiantradition
of black lines on a blank background with occassional asian implements
are illustrative, somewhat cartoony, witty, and minimal in
style. The objects are easily recognizable and direct. They are usedto
portray unpopular, politically incorrect, and socially provocative personal
issues. The colors are bright. There is little or no texture. It
does not depend on atmosphere. Every line in the painting is painted with
hair. The total package is designed to grab the viewer'sattention and
to keep it long enough to promote thought and stimulation. It opens the
eye as well as the mind and the heart.
....The more recent Neon Sculptures replace the hairs in his paintings with glow. This group of neon wall sculptures were originally created to show in China.