Description: There is a celebratory quality about the notion of death in Justin Lim’s art (Arcane Fantasies For The Flesh And The Sublime at Richard Koh Fine Art in Kuala Lumpur, 2013). The antelope is trapped on its hind legs and hoisted up high like a trophy, before it is claimed by the hunters. Flower bouquets adorn its body like the Haight-Ashbury hippies in the Summer of Love in San Francisco. The crow gracefully incorporated into the creature’s head. Justin Lim took part in the Asian Art Biennale in Taipei in 2008. His artist’s residencies include Vermont Studio Centre in the United States (2011), Rimbun Dahan (2008) and Red Gate Gallery in Beijing (under Khazanah’s sponsorship, 2012). His solos include Momentum (Taksu KL, 2006), Agents, Actions & Consequences (Taksu KL, 2007), Gods, Heroes & Myths (Rimbun Dahan, 2009), Secret Identities (Taksu KL, 2010), Modern Absurdity And The Superficial Abyss (Richard Koh Fine Art, 2015). He received his MFA from the Open University conducted at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, and a BFA majoring in Painting. He graduated with a diploma in Visual and Digital Art at the Limkokwing Institute of Creative Technology (2003). A similar work titled Boar (2013) was sold for RM 24,640 in Henry Butcher Art Auction November 2017 sale.
Dimensions: 183cmx 145cm
Artist or Maker: JUSTIN LIM
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Singapore
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