Title: It's a Date
Dimensions: 24" x 18"
Medium: Hand-cut Collage on Cotton-Rag Paper
Courtesy of United Contemporary and the Artist
Huy Lam is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto. Born in Vietnam, Lam’s practice is rooted in an ongoing fascination with non-verbal communication, with an emphasis on process based construction that is informed by his meditation practice. Having established a distinctive aesthetic from his precision of hand, the artist works with wood, brass, stainless steel and more recently paper. As a self-taught wood and metal-worker, Lam looks to celebrate the natural, diverse, and malleable qualities of his medium, with a focus on materiality and tactility. Using his experience as a professional photographer, Lam applies his understanding of light to his calculative designs, resulting in an illusion of form, dimension and space. Huy Lam is a graduate in Photography from Humber College, and worked as a professional and sought after agency photographer for over a decade. This field allowed him to travel extensively, while developing personal projects in a variety of media. Lam is a self taught sculptor and woodworker, and has had work exhibited in Canada, Japan and the US. The artist’s sculptural work includes custom furniture, lighting, stand alone and wall sculptures, and has work placed in various private and corporate collections including the Scotiabank Art Collection, Telus, Earl's Restaurant and Canopy Hotel collections. Lam is represented by United Contemporary, 2Gallery (PEC, Ontario) and Gallery Ether (Tokyo, Japan).