Under The Shadow Of The Banyan Tree


September 22, 2017 – October 8, 2017

Gajah Gallery


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Regarded as Singapore’s next master ceramist, Jason Lim is back with a solo exhibition which combines his skilled craftsmanship in sculpting with influences from performance art. The result is Under the Shadow of the Banyan Tree, showcasing ceramic pieces that go beyond being merely objects of beauty, and instead as subjects that provoke thought and interaction with the viewer.

Drawing inspiration from the themes of the material and the spiritual worlds such as that explored in the Hindu text Bhagavad Gita, the exhibition is an embodiment of Lim’s interest in forms of nature. The banyan tree in particular takes centre stage as the philosophical underpinnings that drive his recent practice in ceramics.

The show will feature a new series of unique clay and terracotta plates alongside two large installation works and a series of rare paper works that will be shown for the first time. These works explore the dual characteristics of nature as both benevolent and malignant; whilst expressing an acute awareness of human relations with them.

My ideas are in a constant flux. I change the identity of things, and make many layers of meaning. I find it important to capture visual tendencies that influence and stimulate the viewer’s perception and imagination. In this way, I want my work to provide visual questions instead of answers.

– Jason Lim

24 September | 2.30-4pm
In Conversation: Joanna Lee with Jason Lim

29 September | 6.30-8pm
Exhibition Walk Through with Michelle Ho followed by Live Demonstration by Jason Lim

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