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Novi Lim

Born: 1989

Hometown: Indonesia

Based in: United States

like to capture the essence and subtle elements of the natural world. I love animals and nature and the paintings are an extension of myself. In my process, I let the freedom of movement takes shape-- with soft curves, edges, and rhythmic brushstrokes. The initial flow of movement comes instinctually, followed by the delicate stage of contemplation, detailed work, and layering different techniques to achieve textural contrast, dimension, depth.

Often, imagining a burst of petals that blooms and lit up in the nighttime, or seeing something as simple as the calming gradient of the colorful sky at sundown, or the surface of water that glimmers which makes me wonder about the mystery of the deepest oceans -- piqued my creative process and subliminal stimuli.

At the core, I am more interested in the sensorial and experiential aspects of feelings and processes. It is a collaborative event of constructing my vision and letting go of inhibition in the pursuit of harmony.

Working with acrylics, immediacy is an important factor in the process and it helps to retain a spontaneous quality that I love. I also enjoy dynamic line work, atmospheric use of translucent effects, and a play of light and dark to give each of my works a quiet intensity.


More About Novi Lim

Question IconWhat inspires you?

I prefer to delve into the depth and immerse myself in the microscopic world and cosmos instead of just the situation, age and year that we live in. My attention is drawn to the overlooked ,the secret, the fantastic, investigating unknown territory, it allows me to have a niche for myself.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I like to transport my mind to a calming place, inspired by memories & complex organic elements in nature. Playing with colors and movement, creating new compositions, embracing freedom. With spontaneity & intuition taking over, the result is often a surprise. To me, everything flows and there is always a sense of balance & harmony that can emerge out of disorder. I love the ambiguous & mysterious nature of abstraction. Through self discovery & experimentation I'm allowing dynamic energy that manifests through the joy of creating. The result is loose interpretations of anything that exists between the mind &reality.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Organic, enigmatic and fluid.

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Gustav Klimt, Edward Mvnch, Egon Schiele, Gorgia o'keeffe

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My flow of motion

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Do not conform, be transformed

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

At the core I am more interested in contemplation, the sensorial and experential aspects of feelings

Collections Featuring Novi Lim

11 Collections

Fluid Paintings

Fluid Paintings

24 Artists, 34 Products

Last updated: April 27, 2023

Paintings Under $1,000

Paintings Under $1,000

48 Artists, 54 Products

Last updated: December 8, 2022

Art for Home Offices

Art for Home Offices

42 Artists, 46 Products

Last updated: December 6, 2022

Articles Featuring Novi Lim

1 Article



Pelita Harapan University

Indonesia, 2012


Art Comes Alive 2021 / ADC Fine Art

United States of America, 2021

Monochrome / 311 Gallery / 2021

United States of America, 2021

From Woman's Eye / Kefi Art Gallery

Canada, 2021

311 Gallery x Levitate x Novi Lim

United States of America, 2021

International Exhibition of Contemporary Art / Sonia Monti Galerie / France

France, 2020

Your Place at The Table - National Juried Show / 311 Gallery / United States

United States of America, 2020


Featured in SaatchiArt New Voices, 100 Artists


Featured in SaatchiArt Best of Spring 2 2021 Catalog,


Featured in SaatchiArt Best of Spring 3 2021 Catalog,


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