Additional Works

Kim Lim

Column P
1982
98 cm x 17.8 × 17.8 cm /
3ft x 7 × 7 ins

Source 1
1988
82 × 45.1 × 33.7 cm /
2ft 8 1/4 × 1ft 5 3/4 × 1ft 1 1/4 ins
(including base)

Dyad
1985
42 × 76 × 15.5 cm /
1ft 4 1/2 × 2ft 6 × 6 ins
(including base)

Abacus
1969
44.5 × 56 × 5cm /
1ft 5 1/2 × 1ft 10 × 2 ins

Slate Relief
1994
46 × 46 × 5 cm /
1ft 6 × 1ft 6 × 2 ins

Trace II
1993
25 × 24.5 × 7.5 cm /
10 × 9 1/2 × 3 ins
Base: 6.5 × 33 × 29 cm/
2 1/2 × 1ft 1 × 11 1/2 ins

Flow
1982
18 × 176 × 10 to 19 cm /
7 × 5ft 9 1/4 × 7 1/2 ins

Sea Stone II
1996-97
21 × 61 × 61 cm /
8 1/4 ins x 2ft x 2ft

Naga
1984
7 parts: 11 × 260 × 26 - 40 cm /
4 1/4 × 8ft 6 1/4 × 10 - 1ft 3 3/4 ins

Untitled 2
1993-97
81 × 35.5 × 23.8 cm /
2ft 8 × 1ft 2 × 9 3/8 ins
(including base)

Cube
1993
34 × 28 × 28.5 cm /
1ft 1 3/8 × 11 × 11 1/4 ins

Biography

Kim Lim (1936-97) grew up in Singapore and at the age of 18 moved to London to study at Saint Martin's School of Art (1954-6) where she pursued an interest in wood-carving; she then moved to the Slade School of Art, where she concentrated on printmaking, graduating in 1960. She married the sculptor and painter William Turnbull, also in 1960, and settled in London permanently. She travelled widely through the East - India, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia - Egypt and Europe, often on her way to or from Singapore. During her travels, she was able to explore her fascination for archaism; as she later described, she 'always responded to things that were done in earlier civilizations that seemed to have less elaboration and more strength.' It was this line of enquiry which informed her later stone sculptures, which are remarkable for their formal beauty, their grace and their stylistic simplicity. Indeed, by the 1980s Kim Lim had begun to concentrate almost entirely on stone carving, and these works are the focus of the new exhibition in the gallery at Roche Court. for more information please click here