Konan Lim


Surrealism, Painting


Konan Lim
August 1, 2019
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Konan Lim is a Filipino artist based in Dubai. His work has been formulated through whimsical happy thoughts into a realistic interpretation. The characters are stuck in childhood nostalgia, blended with a classical surface on present pace. Cuteness overloads with a touch of strong colorful and playful surprises, mixed of the dark suspicious atmosphere.

Konan Lim - How Many is Enough, 2014
Konan Lim – How Many is Enough, 2014

The detailed elements intertwining the blurry background provoke a thrilling question. It stitches different emotions into a piece of the story, where he rhymes them by a distorted illusion the way it balances profoundly. Something romantic yet controversial certainly marks an endless smile.

Featured image: Konan Lim – Can You Make it until Sunrise, 2014 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 76 x 60 cm
All images © Konan Lim. All images and text courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2018Affordable ArtArtHub Gallery, DubaiGroup
2018ShelteredArte Pintura Gallery, Quezon CityGroup
2017Mixed Bag: ART NOWARTS Centre, AberdeenGroup
2017Thinking Baroque ART-MAP ProjectPalacio do Raio, BragaGroup
2015The Big PictureStreet Art Gallery, DubaiGroup
2015The Artist Fair: ART NOWBargehouse-OXO Tower, LondonGroup
2015Art Basel: Fridge Art FairHoliday Inn, MiamiGroup
2013Wild ThingsFN Design Gallery, DubaiGroup
2012Exhibition in Aid of the Kahkaha ProjectJamjar Gallery, DubaiGroup
2012Points of My LifeMarsam Mattar Gallery, DubaiGroup