Alisa Julia Lim A Po (born 1975) was born to be an artist and studied at the prestigious Academy of Visual Arts in Holland. She makes semi-figurative pieces, which verge into abstraction. These heads are elemental outlines, non-expressive silhouettes, raw and textural. They are dark and brooding, reflecting upon solitude and the essential loneliness of the human condition.Lim A Po creates art that deals with the multifaceted nature of society and our place within it. Her distinctive technique working on copper makes for layered work, at times thick and rich in texture and at others almost transparent. The use of acrylic on a smooth hydrophobic surface creates an underlying tension between the paint and the surface.
What we have with Lim A Po’s work is a representation of the existential; these stunning pieces resonate with a profound sense of humanity combined with a distinctive technique.
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