VANESSA LIEM - 'FOR THE TIME BEING'

18jun(jun 18)11:00 am10jul(jul 10)6:00 pmVANESSA LIEM - 'FOR THE TIME BEING'SINGAPORE
'For The Time Being' features a fresh body of work by Singaporean artist Vanessa Liem in her second solo show. Reflecting herself in variations of alien-like mortal figures in desolate spaces, Liem draws parallels from her personal life. This series of highly figurative works are surrealistic depictions of the oppressive weight of existence, particularly hers.

Event Details

Vanessa Liem – ‘For The Time Being’

18 June – 10 July 2022

Cuturi Gallery, Singapore

Cuturi Gallery is proudly to presents ‘For The Time Being’ featuring works by Singaporean artist Vanessa Liem. This marks Liem’s second solo show exhibiting a fresh body of work reflecting herself in variations of alien-like mortal figures in desolate spaces. Drawing parallels from her personal life, this series of highly figurative works are surrealistic depictions of the oppressive weight of existence, particularly hers.

Liem was always fond of altering human figures. Her fascination began when she started to experience fever dreams. She has found ways to exemplify those dreams through vivid and obscure visuals. In her previous exhibition, ‘I Cried Bizarre’, she formed human figures to resemble bright and shiny, slender mannequins focused on the external appearance. The plasticity of the bodies symbolised the emptiness within the characters. In contrast, the figures in For The Time Being are painted in a darker colour palette epitomising a sombre state of being.

“For this series, I wanted to paint how a person felt, not how a person looked. These figures are variations of myself in states of anxiety, mania, vulnerability and numbness.” – Liem

Image from Cuturi Gallery

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Time

June 18 (Saturday) 11:00 am - July 10 (Sunday) 6:00 pm

Location

Singapore