Under The Shadow of The Banyan Tree is a continuation of Jason Lim’s interest in forms of nature, and the philosophical underpinnings that drive his practice in ceramics. Drawing inspiration from the themes of the material and the spiritual worlds of the Hindu text Bhagavad Gita, the exhibition comprises more than 40 new works that highlight the journey of their conception and creation.
A unique feature of the show are some clay and terracotta plates, which function, for the artist, as sketches and preparations for works that will be transformed into three-dimensional form. Alongside these, there will be 2 large installation works 1111a and 5 elements; in addition to a series of rare paper works that will be shown for the first time. In the exhibition, the motif of banyan aerial roots (also known as strangler roots) is explored by the artist, presenting the dual characteristics of nature as both benevolent and malignant. His works beautifully capture the essences of organic and natural subjects, whilst expressing an acute awareness of human relations with them.
In Conversation: Jason Lim with Joanna Lee
Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Exhibition walk through with Michelle Ho, followed by live demonstation by Jason Lim
Friday, 29 September 2017, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Gajah Gallery Singapore, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark #03-04, Singapore 089065
When: 21 Sep - 8 Oct 2017,
By: Gajah Gallery