By THE NATION
Malaysian artist Justin Lim will showcase 16 mixed media on canvas works in his ninth solo exhibition “Honey Trap Arcadia” showing at Richard Koh Fine Art on Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar 59100, Kuala Lumpur from April 6 to 27.
This exhibition continues to explore Lim’s exposure to the arts community in Australia. Having produced a body of monochromatic textured paintings for his previous solo exhibition titled “Modern Absurdity and the Superficial Abyss”, “Honey Trap” sees the 34 year old return to a familiar approach of colour usage fused with popculture symbols and iconography. These visual pictures are constructed to document, question and critique the social, political and aesthetic values at a time where lines and boundaries are constantly being blurred. Heavily imbued with personal experiences, Lim’s artworks thrive in ambiguity. They serve as catalogue snapshots of cultural movements and an entry point to a larger discourse.
The exhibition is the result of Lim’s time away for two Australian residency programmes in 2016. He was invited to participate as the Visiting Artist for July – August 2016 in Artspace, Sydney, an artistrun centre advocating experimentation, innovation and collaboration in contemporary arts, and subsequently resided at the University of Tasmania’s Tasmanian College of the Arts, where he began to put paint onto canvas. These 16 works were later completed in Kuala Lumpur where the artist lives and works.
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