Tommii Lim makes his return to the gallery world with his homecoming LA solo exhibition “ODD MAN OUT” where he depicts his take on identity in today’s “15 seconds of fame” generation.
“This show is a journal to asking myself, ‘Which me am I today?’”
His showpiece is a 10 foot depiction of Bruce Lee titled ‘Chino’.
“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.”
Tommii Lim is an artist from Los Angeles. His works are high contrast minimalist black and white depictions of observations and memories. His distinct style has been described as a sleek seduction of lines that often capture movement in moments. He has spent the greater part of the last decade creating murals and immersive installations around the globe including projects with Kobe Bryant, Nike, Google, Steph Curry, Under Armour, Belzberg Architects, Mark & Lona (Japan), Honda, and was managed by the late Karl Bornstein (MOCA, Patrick Nagel).
‘ODD MAN OUT’ is Lim’s most honest body of work to date. The show encompasses his faults, strengths and the questions he asks himself daily.
Avenue Des Arts, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Downtown is hosting Mr. Lim along with “FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES” a Collective Show by
Bloody Gums in the basement gallery.
Bloody Gums is a collective of young artists in the rising DTLA skid row art scene. They are unapologetic for their DIY, skater, graffiti, vandalistic ways of creating theme park-esque, acid tripped environments.
They have collaborated on projects with Beyond The Streets, Adidas, Vans, Delicious Vinyl, Young And Reckless, CBNC, Dimepiece LA, and have gained a cult following for their ‘LA Is Trying To Kill Me’ annual group exhibition.
The Opening Reception will be happening this Saturday, April 27th 6 – 10 PM and the show will continue April 27th-May 12th, 2019, Tuesday-Friday: 11am-7pm and Saturday: 12pm-6pm.