As Long as I Have You

Cuturi Gallery

As Long as I Have You

Artist Profile

Vanessa Liem (b. 2002, Singapore) graduated under the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) in Visual Arts at School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) in 2020.

Using paint as her primary medium, she explores the human condition through surrealism and alternative depictions of the human form, reinterpreting her subject matter in abstract terms. Liem’s fresh body of work reflects herself in variations of alien-like mortal figures in desolate spaces. This series of highly figurative works are surrealistic depictions of the oppressive weight of existence, particularly hers. Upon seeking escapism by situating herself in familiar and unknown spaces, she questions how this coping mechanism might lead her in circles of psychological destruction.

Vanessa Liem has held 2 solo exhibitions at Cuturi Gallery in 2021-2022. She won Gold for her work in the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year, Emerging Category. She will pursue her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of the Arts, London.


Vanessa Liem


Oil on linen


120cm x 120cm