White Space Art Asia | Terra Incognita by Juliana Lima
TERRA INCOGNITA

Inspired by the fluid and endlessly evolving natural world, Juliana Lima’s latest works feature a creative use of material to express her deep connection with nature. Her works attempt to capture the delicate tension between harmony and change, stasis and motion. Just as nature is governed by the laws of entropy and evolution, Juliana’s artistic vision is guided by a search for the patterns and interconnectedness that underlies the chaos of constant change.

Terra Incognita is a Latin term used in cartography for regions that have not been mapped or documented. The expression is believed to be first seen in Ptolemy’s Geography (c. 150) and the term was re-introduced in the 15th century from the rediscovery of Ptolemy’s works in the Age of Discovery. Used in old cartographic maps to denote areas that were undiscovered, the phrase is also used metaphorically today for unexplored subjects or fields of research. This title reflects her discovery of the elemental amalgamation of water, earth, fire and light as she experiments with a mix of media including sand, glass, metals, plaster and resin.

Blue

122x61cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Windstorm

122x61cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Reflection

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Red River

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Rhythm of the Water

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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“I have been in fashion since my early twenties, first as a model travelling the world and when I eventually settled in Singapore, I became a full-time fine jewellery designer. Both these experiences have shaped my art. Working with fashion designers gave me appreciation for taking inspiration from various cultural influences, working with colour and different materials. Being a fine jewellery designer gave me an appreciation for technical and structural discipline and sculptural craftsmanship that working with fine metals and stones requires. I believe both these professions have shaped my art, in the sense of my experimentation with mixed media and the discipline required for fine detail, balance, and layered composition in my art.” 

 – Juliana Lima

Obsidian

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Wilder

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2020

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Fear of the Water

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Ascension

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2020

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Graphite

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Tempest

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2020

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(close-up side view)

 

Auros

122x122cm (122x61cm per panel)

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2020

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Eternity

183x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2019

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Fathom

122x122cm (122x61cm per panel)

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2020

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Undersense

122x122cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2020

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Haven

122x183cm

Mixed Media on Wood Panel

2020

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