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Vanessa Lam Mysterious Elixir Ian Tan Gallery

Vanessa Lam investigates the dynamics of form, space and the unconscious through collage and mixed media painting. She refers to Abstract Expressionism in her work through gesture and automatic painting. Her action-oriented process involves a balance between chance and control. Although her mark making may appear random, Vanessa loosely directs paint through the immediacy of her brushwork and use of non-traditional painting tools. This spontaneity translates into her collage process. It engages her to instinctively respond to materials for shape, texture, line and colour. At the same time, the element of juxtaposition in collage allows Vanessa to create contrast through the placement of paint and the variance of her mark making. It is the fluid movement between chance and control that attracts her to examine both disciplines.

Vanessa Lam lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia as a mixed media painter. She was awarded the Vancouver Regional Award and Grand Prize Award for the 2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Her work was also selected to be in recent issues of Create Magazine and Uppercase Magazine, and she has exhibited and sold her work at various community venues and public galleries in the Lower Mainland. Vanessa recently completed a one month residency at Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany.

Vanessa Lam
Moths Drink the Tears of Sleeping Birds  2023
Mixed media on canvas  48″ x 36″

Vanessa Lam
What is Left Out is Left Out Forever  2023
Mixed media on canvas  48″ x 40″

Vanessa Lam
An Abundance of All Kinds of Absence  2023
Mixed media on panel  48″ x 40″

A Landscape That Itself Never Slept, Never Dreamed  2023
Mixed media on canvas  60″ x 48″

Palaces Riches and Revenge  2022
Mixed media on canvas  38″ x 36″

Silence Around All Sounds  2019
Mixed media on canvas  48″ x 40″ 

Vanessa Lam Unfolded Within Your Imagination Ian Tan Gallery

Unfolded Within Your Imagination  2019
Mixed media on canvas  48″ x 56″

2655 Granville Street Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
t: 604.738.1077

Gallery Hours

Monday:        Closed
Tuesday:       11AM to 5PM
Wednesday: 11AM to 5PM
Thursday:     11AM to 5PM
Friday:           11AM to 5PM
Saturday:      11AM to 5PM
Sunday:         12PM to 5PM
Also available by appointment.

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