About the artist
MA Painting Royal College of Art, London, UK (2018). Dissertation "One Culture", with Distinction.
BFA Painting / Art History, Theory & Criticism Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (2012). Summa cum laude.
For an up to date CV including exhibitions, please visit the artist's website
About the work
'Yambe Tam’s creative practice looks at the evolution of consciousness through the lenses of cognitive science, theoretical physics, Zen Buddhism, and Jungian psychology. The resulting paintings and sculptures piece together the sense of struggle, growth, and surrender to the unknown as one awakens to a higher level of consciousness through imagery of the cosmos, plants, gates, gardens, labyrinths, nets, holes (black holes, wormholes, keyholes), the void, and the human body. Her process involves a combination of digital and traditional techniques (e.g. lost-wax bronze casting, gilding, shibari bondage, CNC machining) that combine ancient and contemporary aesthetics, and traverse the sacred and profane by merging religion and science, spiritual and physical experience.'
Text source: Artist website