Richard Koh Fine Art Bangkok (RKFA)
Nov 05 - Nov 26, 2022
A daydream a day, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 175 cm
All images by courtesy of Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA)
Richard Koh Fine Art Bangkok (RKFA) is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Justin Lim (b.1983), titled A daydream a day. This exhibition is scheduled to run from 5 - 26 November 2022 at Peterson Building, 712/1, 9th Floor, Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Tell me everything #1, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 61 cm
At the end of the day, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 122 x 101.5 cm
The pandemic and lockdown have given Justin Lim the time for introspection. This led him to the realization that no one really has full control over their life as everything is constantly in flux.
In A daydream a day, Lim presents a series of paintings featuring chairs being placed in different environments with common objects. To him, each chair has a different personality, each telling different stories. The chair becomes a signifier of class, identity, and hierarchies. It is also seen as a source of comfort from everyday life and can tell stories of the struggle of respite.
Voyager, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 91.5 x 175 cm
Judgement day, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 85 x 146 cm
Justin Lim (b.1983, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) completed his postgraduate studies in 2006 with the Master of Art (Fine Art) programme by The Open University UK conducted at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore after obtaining a BA(Hons) Fine Art majoring in painting. He has exhibited widely in Southeast Asia in various solo & group exhibitions and was the recipient of the 2008 Malaysia-Australia Visual Artist Residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia. He has since held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, USA (2011 – Asian Artist Fellowship/ Freeman Fellowship), Red Gate Gallery, Beijing (2013 – Khazanah Nasional Artist Residency) and The Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Australia (2016 – International Artist in residence).
Selected group exhibitions include the Asian Art Biennale: Viewpoints & Viewing points, Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2009), Modern Love, Earl Lu Gallery / Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore (2015), Asia Young 36 / Asia Contemporary, a survey of contemporary Asian art practices, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, South Korea (2016) and Contemporary Chaos, curated by Demetrio Paparoni, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway (2018).
He currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.