Artist Jennifer Lim: Art Exhibition Opening Night
'Balik Rumah - Let's Head Home' - Debut Solo Show
Australian-Peranakan artist Jennifer Lim explores her personal connection with Singapore in a solo show featuring handmade prints, paintings and installation works. With a focus on local culture, Jennifer uses maps, motifs and languages of this unique island nation in her research. Jennifer combines the highly technical craft of Japanese woodblock with screen printing, linocut and paintings to produce a visual exploration of history and heritage.
Enjoy a drink with Jennifer and chat about her work on opening night: Friday October 23 from 6pm onwards.
Dates: 24 October - 15 November, Ludo Gallery, 261 Waterloo Street #02-05 Waterloo Centre, Singapore 180261
Detail from Balik Rumah - Let's Head Home, 2015, mixed media, 90 x 180 cm
Influenced by her intercultural experiences and the notion of ‘home’, Jennifer has created a stunning installation of nearly 600 miniature handmade prints that spell out the title of the show using Japanese woodblocks and screen printing. A 400-year-old craft, Japanese woodblock, or 'mokuhanga', is a unique printmaking method known best in 'ukiyoe' prints.
A graduate of the Australian National University, Jennifer holds a combined degree in Visual Arts (Printmaking) & Asian Studies (Japanese). Trained in Japanese woodblock at Kyoto Seika University by the renowned Japanese printmaker Akira Kurosaki, Jennifer was also a summer intern at ‘Karacho’ - an artisan studio hand-printing Japanese decorative papers since 1624 in Kyoto. She has a Diploma of Building Design and Interior Technology from Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane.
Printing of 'Victorian Voyage - Sage', 2015, Japanese woodblock.
Jennifer moved to Singapore in 2012 to reconnect with her Hokkien and Peranakan roots and has served as a Museum Volunteer for the Peranakan Museum. She lives in Toa Payoh, a heartland area that serves as daily inspiration. Jennifer’s works are collected in countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan.
'Peranakan Peony', 2015, 3 of 50 variable edition, Japanese woodblock.
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