Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tessar Lo is an artist who creates dynamic works, where contemporary, historic, and imaginative cultural and aesthetic influences converge. Taking cues from nature, he forages in freedom and flexibility, seeking out new experiences and colours. Japanese culture serves as a source of inspiration, using concepts like Wabi-Sabi – the art of transience and imperfection – as a new way of looking at life. With heavy evidence of gestural movement, this year’s painting for Art Gems radiates energy with a sense of confidence and emotional honesty.
Lo is familiar to Art Gems, having created last year’s sold-out Limited Edition Print. He has exhibited extensively across the globe in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. More recently, his work was included in the group show One, and Two, and More Than Two at The Power Plant in Toronto. Several large-scale paintings are currently on display in the renovated Broadview Hotel, and his work is currently on view in a group show at Patel Gallery, Toronto, where he is represented.