Justin Lim (b. 1983 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) completed his postgraduate studies in 2006 with a Master of Art(Fine Art) degree from The Open University UK conducted at Lasalle- SIA College of the Arts, Singapore and has a BA(Hons) Fine Art majoring in painting. He was the recipient of the 2008 Malaysia-Australia Visual Artist Residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia and participated in the 2009 Asian Art Biennial held at the Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. He was also the recipient of the 2011 Asian Artist Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, USA and the 2012 Khazanah Nasional Artist Residency hosted by Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, China. In 2016, he exhibited in Asia Young 36, a survey of young contemporary art practices in Asia at the Jeonbuk Museum of Art in South Korea and was also the International artist in residence at The Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Australia. He lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Justin’s paintings, installations and mixed media works are assemblages of appropriated imageries and borrowed signs from a variety of Pop culture sources such as cult or popular films, cartoons, comic books and graphic posters. His works examine the contemporary social context, touching on issues such as politics, culture and religion by using potent metaphors usually associated with urban subcultures and applying a cut and paste painting method in which eclectic images are juxtaposed to create startling interpretations.
(Photograph by Ian Wong, Courtesy of PIN Prestige)