Made in China? & Reflections by Agnes Gerrits-Lim

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Why I make art: 

To feel alive! To be creative is to know how it feels to be like God. It is the thrill of not knowing where you’ll end, working with whatever you have (materials/tools/skills) to tell a story. Not any story but my very own.

 

“Made in China?”
Black and white ink painting of a fisherman in Guilin, China
East Indian ink on paper
420 x 297 mm (A3)
2014
by Agnes Gerrits-Lim,
林碧莹

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This was an art assignment from class. We were exploring the use of East Indian ink, painting a Chinese landscape.

I liken my experience of making this piece to ‘drinking espresso out of a Chinese tea cup’. The ‘contents’ in this instance, however, is the Chinese landscape made with western paint brush technique with East Indian ink. My classmates were intrigued by my name stamp. If I weren’t Chinese, would this be considered a piece of western or Chinese art? Or would it be like my friend PEK says, “Never mind, art is art.”

Made in China?” is available for private and public collection.  All proceeds from the sale of the said artwork, net of Paypal and other necessary service, administrative and delivery charges, will be donated by the artist to Autism Support Association for Parents (ASAP) in Ipoh. Delivery within Singapore only. This is in support of full inclusive education & living.

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“Reflections”
Acrylic on canvas
420 x 297 mm (A3)
2014

by Agnes Gerrits-Lim,
林碧莹

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This was a difficult piece for my classmates and I. We struggled because we weren’t competent with acrylic, which dries up so quickly. I distinctly remember an older classmate (he’s in his 70’s), tearing up his paper in frustration. He abandoned the project eventually.

I had felt proud about ‘Reflections’ not because it was exceptionally good or unique. I was proud of the fact that I didn’t give up despite being utterly frustrated like my classmate. And I kept going at it until the last bit of space is painted. Because I had learnt from my friend from Ipoh many years ago that ‘Disappointment is better than regret’. In this piece, I am happy to say I had neither.

Reflections” is available for private and public collection.  All proceeds from the sale of the said artwork, net of Paypal and other necessary service, administrative and delivery charges, will be donated by the artist to Autism Support Association for Parents (ASAP) in Ipoh. Delivery within Singapore only. This is in support of full inclusive education & living.

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