Copyright Linhuei Chen studio

Memory Diaspora

Reminiscence Object 

This series is influenced by my experience giving reminiscence art therapy to demented people during the pandemic. I used Dutch-reminiscent objects to retrieve their memories and help them to remember who they were. As a Taiwanese immigrant, I wonder what kinds of objects should be used for people with transcultural backgrounds and have been making paintings as a way of archiving the objects I collect. These works express my personal experiences of exploring memories among different cultures and my curiosities to understand a new culture.

Exhibition view at Springboard Art fair (2023) at Werkspoorkathedraal in Utrecht


Collecting in the Memory Forest / 2023 / oil on linen / 100x140 cm

A Package of De Ruijter Muisjes / 2019 / oil on canvas / 21,5 x 22,5 cm

Examing Hagelslagjes / 2022 / Oil on metal / 12 x 20 cm

Metaphoric Stereoscope: Tatong Doll, 1969, Taiwan / 2023 / Watercolor on photography, brass, lenses / 11 x 9 x 5 cm