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Venue
Richard Koh Fine Art – Kuala Lumpuir
Date
2019.10.11 Fri - 2019.10.26 Sat
Opening Exhibition
11/10/2019
Address
229 Jalan Maarof Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone
+6 03 2095 3300
Opening Hours
Tues - Sat, 10 am - 7 pm
Director
Richard Koh
Email
info@rkfineart.com

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Planet Shangri-La
Justin Lim
Richard Koh Fine Art
[Press Release]

Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce Malaysian artistJustin Lim’s (b.1983) highly anticipated solo exhibition in Malaysia. PlanetShangri-La is scheduled to run from 11 – 26 October 2019 at Richard KohFine Art, 229, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar 59000, KualaLumpur. The artist will present 12 new acrylic paintings on canvas.

In Planet Shangri-La, Lim continues his research into the various depictions of Utopiathroughout history and art. In his previous exhibition, Honey Trap Arcadia (2017), Limreferred to great western depictions, and as an extension of this, the artist has widened hisresearch into Eastern interpretations of paradise, particularly through oriental mythologypaintings and traditional blue and white porcelain. Hence, the series is identified by adistinctive Dutch blue.

A hallmark of Lim’s practice is his keen sensitivity of colour and understanding of its politicswithin human psyche and social history. In this exhibition, Lim examines the notion of the ‘artobject’ via the juxtaposition of specific colour markers, closely associated with preciouscommodity prized by both Western and Eastern royals. Laced in his familiar tongue-in-cheekcommentary, the series is somewhat conceptually ironic; venerated as a ‘precious’ object, yetsimultaneously, it is a testament to human’s neglect of the natural environment and the artistlonging for a utopia. As explained by Lim, “In a way, I am documenting my outlook and sentimenton the state of the world and trying to find beauty in between the bleakness and discomfort of thehuman condition.” There is a strong sense of melancholy within its narrative and Lim expressesthis via his depiction of underwater landscapes with coral and flowers, void of humanintervention, providing hints that a non-human infested world is probably what Shangri-La,an earthly paradise looks like.

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