Alicia Lim works in painting, drawing and installation. Currently, the work is inspired by animal skulls. Exaggerated, distorted, and fragmented skulls, teeth, bones, beaks and antlers are simultaneously lost and created in bold, colorful layers of oil paint on canvas. Flat geometric shapes clash and play with organic forms in works created from both observation and memory.
Painted vigorously using brushes, paint sticks, pencils and fingers as tools to to layer, wipe, drip, scratch and draw, the skulls emerge in flat, densely layered spaces without a preconceived plan. The works dispute the typical associations of skulls with death and decay, and instead make an effort create playfulness and wonder in real and imagined realities.
Alicia Lim is originally from Oakland, CA. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Alicia currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.