Choong
Sup
Lim

Statement

My process deals with a desire to at once illuminate upon and bridge the divide between nature and culture. I am interested in the possibilities of creating a conjunction between the raw and the processed while attempting to explore the relationship between my experiences of the urban and the natural environment. My work occupies a space uncovered through my constant journeying from one world to another, wherein I am observing myself moving between nature and culture.

There is a kind of a dialogue I find when such two seemingly distinct worlds are bridged. I articulate this dialogue in minimalistic forms, rendered through a variety of mixed media that incorporate both the found and the 'organic' with man-made objects. In my Scape-Fossil series, I have constructed what I consider to be time capsules that bare traces of memory, similar to pages of a kind of visual diary. Each capsule, so to speak, can appear to constitute autonomous fossilized perceptions of nature and culture. In their totality, the numerous capsules can be assembled to encompass a larger Scape-Fossil. Therefore, this work captures a sense-memory of space and time that is a personal reflection on my journies between nature and culture.