The gallery team is deeply saddened by the death of Lin May Saeed.
Despite this terrible news, we have chosen to maintain the exhibition organized in recent years in collaboration with the artist and his gallery Jacky Strenz. Because this exhibition was so important to her, and because we are convinced of the importance of her work, we are continuing this project in her memory with a selection of recent works.
Lin May Saeed’s latest series illustrate a certain narrative of the conflictual relationship between humans and animals, from prehistory to the present day. Her various references, drawing on both Western traditions and her Judeo-Arabic heritage, range from the Animal Liberation Front to Die Brücke and ancient Mesopotamia*.
With enchanting dexterity, Lin May Saeed transforms ordinary, inexpensive materials into something sublime. Far from monumental, their “provisional” aesthetic turns away from traditional production and preservation techniques: marble or bronze are replaced by sculpted polystyrene blocks.*
*Joe Scotland, Director, Studio Voltaire