A look inside the creative worlds of artist Tommii Lim. He is returning home to Los Angeles for his much anticipated solo exhibition 'Vacuum' in the summer of 2017.
Directed by Tommii Lim.
Kobe Bryant x Be-Street footage by Panamaera.
District Book DTLA 2017 Guide to Downtown Los Angeles and surrounding neighborhoods in LA. Cover design by Tommii Lim
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Photo shoot with Kobe Bryant was published in the winter 2016 issue of the french magazine Be-Street including cover and center fold poster.
Black Rose freestyle timelapse by Tommii Lim
Music by Kero One
Tommii Lim was named the guest creative director of ASIF’s spring / summer 2016 line. This collaboration between the future sneaker line and Tommii Lim marked the inaugural season for the Tommii Lim x ASIF Sona Moon Boot.
A concept silhouette created to supplant the idea that utilitarian pieces can never orbit the world of high fashion. In concept, Sona is a sneaker built on top of ASIF’s signature ultra-light running bottom. In effect, however, the Sona is a moon-boot inspired foot brace utilizing three oversized straps. These medial in-step sided strap enclosures offer a new take on shoe stability and security.
Only two hundred we’re produced and offered in Stealth Black and Base White with a LIMited edition box and set designed by Tommii Lim.
To commemorate the release of Nike Basketball’s Kobe XI and the final season of Laker legend Kobe Bryant, Tommii Lim has released the following 2 prints; Black Mamba Cocoon and Black Mamba Battle Damage.
Black Mamba Cocoon depicts Kobe Bryant’s alter ego, the Black Mamba nesting in a thorn covered Plumera flower, symbolizing rebirth. The piece is an homage to his new journey into his post basketball career.
Black Mamba Battle Damage print is an abstract depiction of a scar ridden Black Mamba snake skin. This is Tommii Lim’s representation of all the wars Kobe has fought and won throughout the years both on and off the court.
Hand painted Tommii Lim Kendama Set.
Available at the Tommii Lim store.
Acrylic on canvas. 5' x 4' (2016)
Movers and Shakers: A curation of Los Angeles forthcoming creative wave presented by Hudson Jeans x Flaunt Magazine. Tommii Lim was one of the shakers selected for the Grind issue of Flaunt Magazine's men's fall issue 2014.
LA based artist Tommii Lim and Rich Cofinco’s ASIF (As See In the Future) future sneaker brand collaborated on a one night pop up exhibition titled ‘The Absence Of Color‘ in DTLA.
The event highlighted and combined the recent works of Tommii Lim’s fresh and bold minimal black and white art with the newly anticipated season of ASIF’s sleek new line integrated through out the three story penthouse space.
The pairing of the two within the black and white furnished environment worked as a seamless marriage of art meeting design through a minimal, sleek and monotone visual language. Every detail in the exhibition was hand selected and created to view inside the scope of Tommii Lim and ASIF’s combined worlds. The event was recorded in Virtual Reality and attendees were able to view an interactive 3D VR interview of Tommii Lim immersed in his art work filmed by Steve Tamago Yoon. The over capacity night also had appearances by celebrities like actor Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), James Roh from Far East Movement, celebrity chef Chris Oh (Seoul Sausage), actor C.S. Lee (Dexter) and a live rooftop performance by up and coming indie synth band Neonderthal.
New discoveries in the journey to answer the eternal question why? by Tommii Lim in his mural Astronaut, located at Atascadero, CA.
Located along the LA River Biciycle Path, LA Ride Mural by Tommii Lim is painted on the outside walls of Frogtown's Spoke Bicycle Cafe.
Painted on a wine barrel commissioned for SF Design Week. 8am is an abstract portrayal of the conversations and happenings that occurs throughout the night to the early morning.
A solo exhibition of works by Tommii Lim encompassing the tale of his eye accident and journey to recovery in the shape of an abstract installation.
Acrylic on canvas. 5' x 4' (2016)
Tommii Lim installation at highly acclaimed high end Korean bbq restaurant Hanjip in Culver City by celebrity chef Chris Oh (Bravo's Recipe For Deception), Restauranteurs Stephane Bombet & Francios Renuad.
LIMited edition Tommii Lim Signature Neckless necklace.
Available at the Tommii Lim Shop.
We mash through the night in between the shadows where we live and take flight (Acrylic on Panel 60″ x 180″)
Collabo mural with Mikolaj Wysynski at 72& Sunny curated exhiition Born Modern. Acrylic on wall (120″ x 260″) ‘Feel’ comments on the loss of traditional human interactions through the dependency of the internet and machines.
Wavves are a disturbance that travels through matter and space that connects the human consciousness.
Music Video by Jeremy Eichenbaum
Signed & numbered, 1 color, LIMited edition (of 50) black screen print on white archival paper.
Blue Nose 18″ x 24″
I Ride LA 16" x 20"
Shown at Comic Con, 'The Lonely' is based on an episode of the Twilight Zone of the same name in which a convict is exiled to a distant asteroid in solitude and left with a robot in the form of a beautiful young woman. He resists at first but eventually forgets that the woman is a machine and falls in love with her only having to destroy her at the end.
Album art for underground DJ group Legal Aliens by Tommii Lim
She snuck into my night and grabbed my soul only to have left me in the mist of mornings toll.
Acrylic on wood panel.
A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing, not even particles or light can escape from inside it.
Limited Edition Tommii Lim Skate Decks
Tommii Lim's abstract forms experimenting with dimensions, space, tension and reality using Russian Constructivist techniques.
As I stare into the abyss, I dream of the infinite possibilities of this reality I miss...
As I climb forward to take a chance I am at your mercy, Miss Avalanche...
No one man should have all that power. The clock's ticking, I just count the hours...
Tommii Lim bike illustrations for a Van's shoes exhibition at Upper Playground PDX. Featured as a showstopper in Juxtapoz magazine.