17 June 2022 – Vanessa Liem’s solo show For The Time Being at Cuturi Gallery
We got to check out the preview of Vanessa Liem’s solo show For The Time Beingat Cuturi Gallery. The exhibition is a culmination of Liem’s eight-month artist residency at the gallery. You’ll notice that all the oil paintings feature striking alien-like figures, which are based on the artist’s face.
Liem favours a moody dream-like palette of rich cerulean and magenta, and it’s easy to get lost in her soft, skilfully blended brushstrokes. Gazing at her paintings feels like being transported to another dimension.
There is a noticeable darkness to her works, as wistful-looking, isolated figures emerge from shadowy, surreal landscapes and dimly lit rooms. These reference the artist’s mental state and experiences with “anxiety, mania, vulnerability, and numbness.”
Check out the highlights below:
For The Time Being runs at Cuturi Gallery from 18 June – 10 July 2022. Click here for more details.