ODD MAN OUT by Tommii Lim
LA Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27 (7pm – 12am)
Exhibition: April 27 - May 12
Avenue Des Arts (807 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90014)
After traveling the world creating murals in this countries, Tommii Lim makes his return to the gallery world for his homecoming LA solo exhibition ‘ODD MAN OUT’ at Avenue Des Arts gallery in DTLA.
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).
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 askin 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.”
‘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. Works include large format paintings, prints, sculptures, mirrors and a giant balloon installation.
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
A black and white group exhibition by Bloody Gums (basement gallery)
With small beginnings amongst a group of friends, Bloody Gums has grown to a collective of young creatives in the ‘underground’ shadows of the LA art world. They are major players in the rising DTLA skid row art scene and are unapologetic for their DIY, skater, graffiti, vandalistic ways of creating theme park esque, acid tripped environments. They thrive on community and live by the mantra of the sum being greater than the parts.
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.
Bloody Gums mirrors Tommii Lim’s ‘ODD MAN OUT’ in their exhibition, ‘Friends In Low Places’ by showcasing new black and white paintings, illustrations, sculptures, film photography and video installations created by their selected artists.
Anta52, AraxCho, Ballonski, Berk Visual, Bonethrower, Christopher Details, Deladeso, Demonslayer, Domestic Press, Elizabeth Garcia, Garret Anderson, Homeless Cop, Ian Campbell, Insuh Yoon, Jacob Messex, Jeremey Adams, Leo Eguirte, Marcy Mane, Mikolaj, Nina Hawkins, Pizzaboyzzz, Reginald Pean, Willie Gomez, Xtofux
CHINO (Bruce Lee) by Tommii Lim
10’ x 8’
acrylic on wood panel
Bruce Lee painting for Tommii Lim's homecoming LA solo exhibition 'ODD MAN OUT' at Avenue Des Arts Gallery DTLA.
“This show is a journal to myself asking, ‘Which me am I today?’" Lim's 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 DTLA Fashion District Mural and Mural Party produced by AYAN in association with Now Art in the Fashion District of DTLA.
Enter the world of international LA based artist Tommii Lim.....
Music by Dereb The Amabassador
4 part building mural installation for Belzberg Architects headquarters in Santa Monica, CA.
Using forced perspective, the pieces are designed in which standing directly center in front of the paintings, the viewer sees the image as a flat image. Once the viewer stands or walks away from the center point, Tommii Lim Creates the illusion of warped stretching which he uses to symbolize the illusion of projected images in today's social media driven digital world.
UA ICON Creator Collabs is a series from Under Armour that pairs artists and sneakerheads from coast to coast to create custom sneakers for the UA ICON Platform.
Tommii Lim pairs with host Jacques Slate to create a fully customized Curry 5 sneaker from the Under Armour Icon platform.
Steph Curry Painting made for Tommii Lim’s episode of Under Armour ‘s Creators Collab Series featuring the Under Armour x Tommii Lim ICON collab on the Curry5 basketball sneaker.
Acrylic on wood panel.
Tommii Lim Save Palms Of LA collaboration pop up with Premium Japanese Golf Brand Mark & Lona at Seoul’s high end curated fashion destination Boon The Shop in Korea.
The pop up followed up with Mark & Lona’s 10 year anniversary event / runway show with Tommii Lim and Joe Hahn (Linkin Park) Djing hosted by Korea’s Kim Jin Pyo and appearance by Japanese Celebrity icon , Kimura Takuya.
Tommii Lim forced perspective Mural at Premium Japanese Golf Brand Mark & Lona Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Depending on the position of the viewer, the painting will stretch and warp to create a new art piece and experience.
Track: Go Yama - Narita
Anamorphic homage of The Who album cover 'Tommy' by Tommii Lim
Exclusive LIMited collaboration between high end Japanese golf fashion line Mark & Lona and Tommii Lim in Japan and Korea coming soon...........
Collaboration painting with original Andy Warhol photographer Karen Bystedt.
The special piece was created for The Lost Warhols exhibition in NYC to benefit Gods Love NYC charity.
It plays homage to Warhol’s fatherly seeds that he planted to spawn the birth of what is we know as pop art today.
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.
Located in Honolulu Hawaii and painted for Celebrity Chef Chris Oh's newest restaurant Chingu. Tommii Lim's piece is a play off of the word Chingu which means friend in Korean. Lim also created the Diamond Head mountain inspired logo for Chingu.
Black Rose freestyle timelapse by Tommii Lim
Music by Kero One
8am man painting inspired by Tommii Lim’s collaboration with Japanese energy drink company Kiiva.
8am man is made of pure energy and saves the night by getting everyone lit til 8 am.
Artist Tommii Lim signs books at The Broad Museum for the cover he created of the District Book // DTLA Insiders Guide To Downtown Los Angeles book. The book is available at The Broad bookstore and at Lim's online shop.
Music by Starro
120" x 48"
Acrylic on wood panels
120" x 48"
Acrylic on wood panels
Artist Tommii Lim creates a unique Johnny Cash painting for the group show Cult Icon at the new Intersect Gallery in DTLA featuring artists like Retna, Craola, Bobdob and others.
District Book DTLA 2017 Guide to Downtown Los Angeles and surrounding neighborhoods in LA. Cover design by Tommii Lim
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Let Me Show You official music video by Kero & Azure.
Directed by Tommii Lim. Written by Tommii Lim & Kero One
A social commentary on how today's generation deals with relationships with technology compared to the old school.
Hand painted Tommii Lim Kendama Set.
Available at the Tommii Lim store.
Photo shoot with Kobe Bryant was published in the winter 2016 issue of the french magazine Be-Street including cover and center fold poster.