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.
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
|2018||Affordable Art||ArtHub Gallery, Dubai||Group|
|2018||Sheltered||Arte Pintura Gallery, Quezon City||Group|
|2017||Mixed Bag: ART NOW||ARTS Centre, Aberdeen||Group|
|2017||Thinking Baroque ART-MAP Project||Palacio do Raio, Braga||Group|
|2015||The Big Picture||Street Art Gallery, Dubai||Group|
|2015||The Artist Fair: ART NOW||Bargehouse-OXO Tower, London||Group|
|2015||Art Basel: Fridge Art Fair||Holiday Inn, Miami||Group|
|2013||Wild Things||FN Design Gallery, Dubai||Group|
|2012||Exhibition in Aid of the Kahkaha Project||Jamjar Gallery, Dubai||Group|
|2012||Points of My Life||Marsam Mattar Gallery, Dubai||Group|