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