Mc Lin’s work has developed along a distinctive path shaped both by his background in painting, ceramics, printmaking and design and his moves within the States and Internationally. These combined experiences inspired him to collect and collate observations and imagery that fuel his personal research on finding place and belonging both physically and mentally. His work is particularly influenced by the inherent conflicts and paradoxes found in the act of searching for a sense of place.
Mc Lin’s practice has developed along a distinctive path shaped by his extensive travels and his varied expression involving painting, ceramics and printmaking. His experiences are collated in observation and imagery that give form to his own explorations of place. The resulting work can seem conflicted and influenced even in its form by the inherent paradox found in seeking a sense of belonging.
Jesse Mc Lin was born in 1975 and raised in the forest of Northern California. After graduating from Kansas City Art Institute in ceramic sculpture and print making he then moved to upstate New York to obtain his MFA in ceramic sculpture at Alfred State School of Ceramic Arts. Mc Lin moved to Hong Kong in 2008 after teaching several years at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. His sculptural work has shown in Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul. “Subversive Undertones” is his first painting show in Hong Kong.