Artist Dan Lam has created a collection of vibrant, free-standing ‘drippy sculptures’ that resemble exotic organic matter seemingly sourced from another planet. Based in Dallas, T.X. Dan Lam has attracted international attention through spreading her creativity and art on social media. I’m sure that a shoutout from her international pop star client Miley Cyrus didn’t hurt too much either. Since discovering Dan Lam about a year ago I’ve been completely obsessed and dreaming about seeing these babies I.R.L (In real life). Placed on shelves or mounted on walls, the neon-hued artworks form elongated, stretched shapes that ooze off the edges of these surfaces that almost seem alive. The sculptural blobs are covered in skin of hard spikes — gradating in color and size — that wrap around the curvaceous anatomy of each object.
Lam begins by sculpting polyurethane foam on top of a metal framework. 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. This month Dan Lam is featured at Ft.Worth art gallery Fort Works Art titled DAN LAM: Coquette. DFW Dan Lam fans will have the opportunity to view the pieces and buy through September 17th.
Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.