Visual Artist

Lin Tobias

About

About Lin

I am a graphic designer / artist / print maker. Since graduating with a Diploma of Graphic Design from Swinburne in 1979, I have spent over 30 years working primarily as a sole trader specialising in design for the visual/performing arts industry in Melbourne. During that time too, I have travelled widely overseas and run several of my own design practices.

In the last few years I have successfully completed both under and post-graduate studies in the Visual Arts specialising in painting, at Victoria University and the Victorian College of the Arts respectively. Currently I am looking to embrace my career as a visual artist while maintaining a more bespoke and specialised design practice that incorporates both my art and design skills.
 

How do you use your space?

My intention is to use this space as a painting studio. I am hoping to continue with a body of work that is largely portraiture of women, transgender and androgynous individuals. I choose the support of ‘found’, large-scale cardboard boxes that can be self-supporting and folded to stand-alone like props on the floor. I’m keen to explore the unadorned and theatrical possibilities of cardboard in combination with my chosen subject matter and I am encouraged by the non-precious surface of discarded cardboard. My preferred medium is mixed-media painting with swift application of acrylic paint making for gestural and confronting portraits. 

Lin Tobias

“I’m keen to explore the unadorned and theatrical possibilities of cardboard in combination with my chosen subject matter and encouraged by the non-precious surface of discarded cardboard. ”

Lin Tobias