Vanessa Lam

Canadian, born 1975

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Vanessa Lam

Canadian, born 1975

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Vanessa Lam’s art practice investigates gesture and movement through novel combinations of collage and mixed-media painting. Automatism and precision are equally balanced in her expressive mark-making to build galaxy-like forms that burst gracefully outwards with ethereal colors and diverse layering techniques. Lam’s assemblages recall Kurt Schwitters’ box constructions, juxtaposing found images, vintage objects, and paint in small, contained spaces that evoke a sense of nostalgia. For example, in her series Home & Identity, the artist repeats a miniature chair in lieu of a body, which gives the work a childlike and domestic sensibility. In June 2018, Vanessa collaborated with Artsy on a show in New York titled “There is Another Sky” as part of her winning the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Award Grand Prize.

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Vanessa Lam’s art practice investigates gesture and movement through novel combinations of collage and mixed-media painting. Automatism and precision are equally balanced in her expressive mark-making to build galaxy-like forms that burst gracefully outwards with ethereal colors and diverse layering techniques. Lam’s assemblages recall Kurt Schwitters’ box constructions, juxtaposing found images, vintage objects, and paint in small, contained spaces that evoke a sense of nostalgia. For example, in her series Home & Identity, the artist repeats a miniature chair in lieu of a body, which gives the work a childlike and domestic sensibility. In June 2018, Vanessa collaborated with Artsy on a show in New York titled “There is Another Sky” as part of her winning the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Award Grand Prize.

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