Sapios in the Magical Kingdom
I seem to only be doing things lately that I have forgotten how to find the words for them. Since I couldn’t articulate it thoroughly when I was asked about this work a few days ago, I would like to write a little about it. It’s possible that I was only exhausted that day from working on my physical painting that my mind was floating I couldn’t find the perfect words to say.
Sapios is one of the characters of my art, which emerged in my works back in 2015. She is an ethereal being, a fairy or an alien, and human in one. Her existence feels that everything is pleasant and ideal.
It feels as if we’re back to the year 2020, now that the country is on strict quarantine again with a crazy curfew that’s quite a challenge to adjust around with (since I got used to the daily walks toward night time) Anyway, here’s my visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design several weeks ago, glad I was able to before the lock down! I actually kinda saw that coming (my prophetic eye was in the works!) This art visit, though a private one, reminded me of the last time I was at the National Art Gallery in Malaysia, the last overseas trip I’ve ever had before border restrictions kicked in. Walking in a huge space, looking at art. This time around however, my friend, Bibi was discussing details about every series, some I was able to guess, and some quite surprised me. See you soon!
I intended to finish this piece in full black and white, yet I became weary of seeing neutral shades and monochrome, it’s almost sad. Energetic tones consistently do sorcery to white or gray walls. Not a lie. Plus, it’s the Christmas season and however the pandemic limitations are going to go crazy again because of the occasion surge, there’s still countless reasons to be merry. I, for one, am guilty about feeling happy everytime I see that my fave goods are back in stock in the supermarket. (Sounds funny) Yeah, you’re not alone- the supermarket has surely become a sanctuary of delight this year! Most bars and some restaurants have shut and the grocery stores turned into the hottest spots in town. I used to just float through and pick important stuff- now I actually, truly see each thing in their actual shapes and colors. I think if this artwork strums its lyrics- I may have just uncovered it.…
One of my works is currently in California, for the group show, “The Price of Everything and The Value of Nothing” put together by Thinkspace Projects which opened virtually (due to the ongoing pandemic) on December 1st. It’s ongoing till the end of December. DEALS WITH THE DEVIL “An ode to compositions distilled down to memes disguised as contemporary art, devoid of context, and appropriated to be palatable to a mainstream audience. Deals we do with the Devil to attain notoriety, to go viral, to gain recognition in a saturated market populated by a highly distractible audience. Art is mangled and dissected to a cellular level–reinterpreted, appropriated, then reborn. The crown gets passed on.” (“Deals With The Devil” Lhean Storm, Acrylic on Canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2020) THE SHOW “The Price of Everything and The Value of Nothing” at Thinkspace Projects is my first group art exhibit beyond Asia. (ironically, as I’m all quarantined in the…