In celebration of the Mid Autumn Festival, SMCity East Ortigas and Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students formally launched an exhibit of 135 Hand-Painted Fans on August 27, 2017 at the Main Atrium of SMCity East Ortigas. The exhibit included chosen work from 42 different artists to showcase their rich culture and artistry.
The exhibit will run from August 27 to September 24, 2017.
The Chan Lim Family of Artists is best known for their Asian-themed art with particular focus on Chinese Brush Painting. The family has been actively engaged in the arts for more than half a century to date. The three generations of Chan Lim family use a multitude of media, styles and techniques to incorporate Western into Eastern Art. The family actively develops and promotes Chinese brush painting in the Philippines and abroad.
Mr. Chan Lim, the Patriarch originally worked with oil and watercolor, but most of his art are on canvas. He recently ventured into other types of media such as ceramic and porcelain plates, Asian lanterns and fans to blend Western and Eastern techniques.
Bound by their passion for the arts, the Chan Lims have traveled extensively across to conduct numerous art workshops, seminars, exhibits and on-the-spot painting demonstrations. Members of the family have joined several art exhibits locally and internationally.
Their art subjects included flora, fauna, landscape and even portraits. These themes can be seen in most of the family’s art, as well as their students. The family is one of the few remaining notable Chinese brush painting artists in the country today and is sought after in this field.
The second generation of Chan Lims – Alex, Felix, Rolex and Jolex are all engineers by profession and are engaged in leadership positions with multinational companies. The third generation of Chan Lims revel in exploring different types of modern techniques, such as digital media and apps and incorporate these into their art.
The artwork on the fans are beautiful! Each of us were given a kit – a fan, Chinese brush and a set of water colors to use. What’s even special is that they assigned family members and students to teach us basic strokes and techniques. It was so much fun! I promised myself to practice at home so I can paint my fan beautifully.
Mr. Robin Padilla, a close friend of the family graced the event. He acknowledged the importance of our Filipino heritage which includes Chinese Culture. Robin beamed with pride as he informed everyone that Mr. Chan Lim, the Patriarch, is not only a master artist but is also his a martial arts master.
Art Classes are conducted in the family studio located in Pasig City. Their paintings can be found in private collections across the globe.
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