Biography

Born in 1988 in Manila, Philippines. Lives and works in Dallas, Texas.

From her studio in dallas, lam begins by sculpting polyurethane foam on top of a metal framework. these compositions are informed by motifs and geometries found throughout the human body, flesh, foods and nature. While Dan Lam begins with a loose idea of the sculpture’s physical structure, the unpredictable nature of the foam generates unexpected outcomes guided by gravity, causing the material to form drippy deposits as it settles. the artist then adds many layers of acrylic paint and occasionally resin, depending on the desired finish — matte or gloss. While these seductive objects are just begging to be touched, held, and closely examined, their uneasy spikes form a dual sensation that both invites and repels viewers at the same time.

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