CHAN LIM FAMILY of ARTISTS and STUDENTS 2016 Exhibit runs from Jan. 24 to Feb. 11, 2016 at the Atrium, SM The Block.
SM North EDSA is honored to begin the Chinese New Year celebration with artworks from Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students.
The Chan Lim brothers are a group of Filipino-Chinese artists painting on fans, plates, lanterns, tea pots. They are graced with a unique combination of artistic talent and engineering aptitude. In the past four decades, the Chan Lims have been actively involved in the arts. Professionally, each of the Chan Lim brothers was able to carve a niche for themselves, holding key positions in multi-national companies. Currently, there are already three generations of the Chan Lim family actively involved in the arts.
Coming from different fields and industries, the family was able to launch artworks done in other materials like fan, lantern and porcelain plate. Their first interaction painting was an oil painting done in 1998. It was a Chinese style painting given as a gift to the family patriarch’s, Chan Lim
Mr. Alex Lim conducted a basic painting workshop of which I was lucky to be included. He taught us the basic ‘bamboo’ strokes, ‘lotus flower’ strokes and basic landscape strokes.
Mr. Alex Chan teaching us the basics of making a bamboo.
Mr. Chan teaching us how to make a ‘lotus.’
Mr. Alex Chan teaching us the basic strokes of a landscape painting.
My pre-law is Fine Arts (Interior Design at UST CAFA) and we had painting (watercolor) subjects but Chinese painting is different. I was nervous to try it especially since Mr. Alex Chan and two of his students were guiding us. After this experience, I must say, after doing watercolor and ‘batik’ paintings, I’m now excited to make Chinese painting a habit.
Thank you Odj’s HOWWWL and most especially dear friend Niccolo Cosme for the wonderful experience!