Ma Tse Lin
Ma Tse Lin was born in Guan-dong, China, in 1960 as the son of a banker. His parents were devout Buddhists. At the age of 11, Ma Tse Lin's already revealed his remarkable artistic talent in painting Chinese letters at school. After graduating from the Beijing School of Art, he became the first Chinese student to be admitted to the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1985, where he won the first prize for painting.
Ma Tse Lin's first solo exhibition took place in Paris as early as 1988. Numerous other exhibitions followed in Europe, the USA and Asia. In the meantime, his works have found their way into renowned collections and museums in China and the United States. Today, the Chinese embassy proudly presents him as a figurehead of Chinese-European modernism.
After numerous experiments with a wide variety of materials, techniques and motifs, Ma Tse Lin now devotes his work exclusively to Buddha.