Peter Jap Lim

From 1998 to 2002 Peter Jap Lim (1969) was active in the Museum für Werdende Kunst, an artists' collective in Berlin and Kassel which regarded art as an evolving, temporary process. His more recent work also has a transient quality. Using felttip pens he leaves tiny trails on the walls of a gallery, inscriptions which are barely noticeable and irrevocably disappear when the exhibition is over. He sees this written drawing as the best way to express his ideas.

Moreover, the artist appears to have an almost inexhaustible range of fonts and styles of writing at his disposal: childish, dreamy, elaborately embellished, etc. Written words and texts develop into drawings, visual images that always speak in a second voice. You can't help wondering who is actually talking here. In content, the texts range from ordinary ideas and theses to rebellious, challenging statements such as 'Du weisst doch was radikal ist'. The work has a furtive quality, like a thief in the night. The often surprising and sometimes subversive content of the messages refers in a sense to the world of graffiti, but also to drawings in school exercise books and diaries.

Recently the artist Filip Van Dingenen invited Peter Jap Lim to appear at FLAC© for a presentation as part of his Transzoo-Zoonation workshop project. Previously Van Dingenen had already been associated with Eutropa, a project on a fictional tropical continent in Europe, with Peter Jap Lim as the curator. In various zoos all over Europe artists produced drawings or paintings of fish or reptiles. The result was then shown to the public in the vicinity of the real animals. - Katelijne Beerten


13.02 to 01.05.2005
13.02 to 01.05.2005
13.02 to 01.05.2005
Share |