Lim Khim Katy

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Lim Khim Katy has always displayed a maturity beyond her years. Her figurative art is quite melancholic, featuring the working-classes Vietnam; their faces furrowed, weather-beaten and stoic. 

Perhaps taking in the harsh emotions of her subjects  was draining on Katy. To seek respite, she started incorporating serene landscapes into her body of work. Her soothing natural scenes are so vivid and complex that we can hear the whispers of the forest and the gentle flow of the river. 

All of Katy’s landscapes come from her imagination, which gives her the freedom to adorn her trees with a variety of flamboyant colours. To Katy, the surface of a painting should have its own reality, and so she enhances the natural world by laying paint thickly onto the canvas and using palette knives to bring life to her scenes. As she bathes her pictures with warm golden hues, she invites the viewer to walk through the landscapes and lose themselves in the beauty she’s created.