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Novi Lim

Wendell, NC

About Novi Lim

Wendell, NC

I believe abstraction is the ultimate door to a very personal visual language of someone. There is hidden symbolism, memories, and attitude that is woven underneath the craft. It could be about innocence, heritage, upbringing, surrounding, yearning, the notion of beauty, and even darkness. Every deliberate movement or mark, tension, pressure, or velocity that's put into the canvas by the artist — using the love of paint, a brush, or any weapon of choice and a combination of colors is simplified, yet a more concealed visual language that's coded, composed and expressed into a work of art.

I’m interested in exploring and capturing the essence and subtle elements of the natural world. In my process, I let the freedom of movement takes shape— with soft curves, edges, and rhythmic brushstrokes. The initial flow of movement comes instinctively, followed by the layering of different techniques and detail work to achieve textural contrast, dimension, and depth. Often, imagining a burst of petals that blooms and lights up in the nighttime, or seeing something as simple as the calming gradient of the colorful sky at sundown, or the surface of water that glimmers make me wonder about the mystery of the deepest oceans — piqued my creative process and subliminal stimuli.

At the core, I am more interested in the sensorial and experiential aspects of feelings and processes. It is a collaborative event of constructing my vision and letting go of inhibition in the pursuit of harmony. Following curiosity. embracing the unknown, and drawing out what's hidden inside into something physical really gratifies me.

Working with acrylics, immediacy is an important factor in the process and it helps to retain a spontaneous quality that I love. I also enjoy dynamic line work, gradation, and a play of light and dark to give each of my works a quiet intensity.

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Other works by Novi Lim

Selected Exhibitions

  • Artsper x TurningArt
    Fluidity In Nature, 2022
  • 311 gallery
    monochrome, 2021
  • Kefi Art Gallery
    From Women’s Eye , 2021
  • 311 gallery
    Your Place At The Table, National Juried Show, 2020
  • Galerie Sonia Monti
    International Exhibition of Contemporary Art , 2020
  • 311 gallery
    Something for Everyone, National Juried Show , 2020

Press and Accolades

  • Saatchi Art New Voices, 100 Artists to Collect From Catalog
    March 17th, 2021.
  • 10 American Artists on The Rise Artzine Publication by Jenevieve Kok - The Artling
    November 30, 2020


  • Universitas Pelita Harapan, BFA

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