University: University of Brighton: Fine Art Painting (Upper Second Honours), Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Multimedia Design and Technology
Born in the 1990s. Janet Im is an artist born and bred in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of the university of Brighton. Janet Im is a full-time artist based in Brighton. She takes inspiration from Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse. Her aim is to put those vibrant and eye-catching compositions and colour usage in paintings. She also enjoys the use of woman figures and decorative lines in Art Nouveau period.
Sometimes inspiration comes from 19th Century Austrian artists such as Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. Janet looks at how they deform and reconstruct human figures. Janet's work is predominantly concerned with people because she thinks they are endlessly fascinating. A glance, a smile or a gesture has their own story. Her paintings are atmospheric and sensitive. It is not a 'capturing moment' type of painting, she emphasizes on the overall sensation and mood.
She tried to deliver a story visually through different elements of the painting. She takes inspiration from her overloading emotions and uses this to create a story for people to read. She sees her work as a connection with the audiences. She sees people in ther painting as attention seekers, they want to be found, to be understood or at least someone to find their story interesting.
Salon 17, Kodak Express Brighton Gallery. March 2017 Artist.
Women. Rebel. Brush, Brighton, 2017
Mystery Collab Show, London. April 2017
I want to Tell You a Secret, Mange Tout, Brighton. December - February 2017
Art Junky, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton. December 2016
100 Under Hundred - Paper Gallery, Bristol. December 2016
Design and Craft Show (Somewhereto _project), Enterprise Centre, Eastbourne. July 2015
Pop-Up Brighton - Framed Project. (Silent Auction) H.en, Brighton. May 2015
Pop-Up Brighton - Framed Project. The Brighton Bead Shop. April 2015
Pavilion Parade, Brighton, 'Parade, 2nd Year Show'. January 2014
CAC Gallery, Brighton, Argos. May 2013
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Interim Show for work on Progress. May 2012
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong 'Beautiful Mess'. March 2012
In the Garden Exhibition, Hove. July 2017
Way of Seeing: Biology, Brighton. June 2017
AOH, Brighton. May 2018Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait 2017 Shortlist, London. 2017
Headmost, Cardiff. May 2017