Artist Tommii Lim Is The "ODD MAN OUT" in Multifaceted LA Exhibition

A visual narrative of the artist “growing up as an Asian in LA.”

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Avenue des Arts in Los Angeles is currently hosting a solo exhibition with original works by rising visual artist, Tommii Lim. Entitled ODD MAN OUT, the presentation features small- and large-scale acrylic on canvas paintings and sculptures. Moreover, the gallery displays products designed by Lim including his collaborative Under Armour Curry 5 sneakers.

Altogether, the LA-based creative’s signature style consists of white and black abstract depictions of landscapes, human figures, and elements drawn from his personal observations. The centerpiece of the show is a painting of Bruce Lee entitled Chino. “This show is a journal to asking myself, ‘Which me am I today?’” said Lim in a statement. “Growing up as an Asian in LA, I hated Bruce Lee, he was a derogatory racial slur. As I got older, I realized how disruptive and extraordinary he was. ‘Chino’ is a reflection of the baggage I shunned as a youth transformed into the foundation of my existence today.”

Tour ODD MAN OUT above and then head over to Avenue des Arts’ website to learn more. The show is currently open to the public.

Elsewhere, take a look at this week’s Best Art Drops.

Avenue des Arts
807 S Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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