vanessa lam

Gasp! This is the dreamy abstract work of Vancouver based artist Vanessa Lam. She paints and collages, each medium clearly influencing the other. Also… her palette!? LOVE. Here is part of Vanessa’s artist statement:

“… She refers to Abstract Expressionism in her work through the use of gesture and automatic painting. It is an action-oriented process that involves a balance between chance and control. Although her mark-making may appear incidental, Lam loosely directs paint through the immediacy of brushwork and use of non-traditional painting tools.”

Ok, now I want to know what all of those tools are! Vanessa currently has a show in New York, the result of being last year’s grand prize winner of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, a creative partnership between Bombay Sapphire and Artsy {psst… I’m one of the judges this year}, and the deadline is coming up one month from today: JULY 11, 2018! It’s FREE to enter, and open to all artists in North America who are 25 years and older. Good luck… but in the meantime, go and see Vanessa’s work in person, because jpgs don’t do it justice :  “There is Another Sky” /  Openhouse Gallery  168 Bowery / June 7 – June 17  / 11am-7pm

{images via Vanessa’s Instagram / Artsy’s Instagram}






comments (2)

  1. Sara Jafarnejad /// 06.11.2018 /// 12:44pm

    So dreamy! And yes, what are her tools?

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