In this series titled Daffodil, Quan Zhao Lim (b.1996) explores abstract narratives set within both real and imagined domestic spaces. The paintings explore how a sense of belonging is manifested in a place and how manipulating the elements of the space can turn a familiar environment into something unsettlingly incongruous.
The paintings depict domestic interiors not as fixed entities but as constructions derived from personal memory, serving as extensions of one’s subjective self. Within these representations, contradictory emotions of estrangement within the familiar and intimate emerge. Often constructing spaces that evoke human presence despite their absence, the artist expresses unspoken words and repressed sentiments, transforming living spaces into external manifestations of the yearning for belonging.
Venue: Not Gallery, 231 Bain Street #02-41, Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231
When: 1 - 16 Jul 2023,
By: Not Gallery