Vanessa Liem - National Gallery Singapore - Gallery Benefit | Past. Future. Present. Singapore Monday, January 10, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Cuturi Gallery

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vanessa Liem’s (b. 2002, Singapore) figurative paintings tackle the human condition by conjuring windows into real yet illusory worlds. In Make Sure to Use Soap, the subject feels emotionally invalidated, leading to pain and suffering articulated through fragmented bodies with disembodied floating limbs. However the sufferer shows a desire to heal by vicariously experiencing the feelings of the outsider while in despair.

    Liem’s works are emotive responses to daily experiences, that question and explore basic narratives that are relevant to life and humankind. She won Gold in the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year, Emerging Category and has participated in and curated several SOTA art exhibitions.


Make Sure To Use Soap

signed 'Vanessa Liem' on the reverse
oil on canvas
150 x 120 cm. (59 x 47 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2021.

$2,200 - 3,200 

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Christine Fernando
Associate Regional Representative, Singapore

National Gallery Singapore - Gallery Benefit | Past. Future. Present.

Online Auction 10 - 20 January 2022