BA(Hons) Fine Arts, Class of 2017
Justin has recently graduated with a BA(Hons) Fine Arts degree but has been working hard and receiving attention in Singapore, Japan and America. Lim’s work is phenomenal for its demonstration of technical finesse with the pencil or graphite. Each drawing is never just a still life but also communicates meaningfully as a kind of contemporary vanitas, a meditation upon mortality and life. His renditions of over polished and aestheticised visions of dying flora and fauna and skulls strikes a powerful tension with his lifelike methodology.
BA(Hons) Fine Arts, Class of 2013
Works by Khairullah, a BA(Hons) Fine Arts graduate, have been receiving increasing attention in recent years by both the local and international scene. In 2016, for his second solo exhibition, he revealed a new series of sculptures that integrate, with greater sophistication than before, found objects. These sculptures were produced through adding on new elements onto what was essentially an invisible canvas, creating three-dimensional work that demonstrated his mastery of composition and form. These were presented alongside paintings like Smells like Sweet Cologne that challenged the two dimensional nature of the medium through interesting experimentations with coloured light and installation methods, a foray into a three-dimensional painting practice. It has been a really good year for Khairullah, who has also been awarded the competitive AIR Taipei Residency in Aug 2017.