Photo credit: ALEX LIM

17-year-old artist with autism to present 2nd solo exhibition from Jul 22 to Aug 4

You can expect to see his paintings of local dishes such as chicken rice and chilli crab.

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Published: 19 July 2022, 12:17 PM

Alex Lim, a 17-year-old artist with autism, will present his second solo exhibition online on his website as well as his Instagram and Facebook page from Jul 22 to Aug 4.

Titled Home, the exhibition will feature over 40 acrylic paintings that centre around colourful pop art food.

Alex, also known as The Unskilled Boy, is currently a student at Pathlight School.

The paintings, which were illustrated from April to June this year, fall under three categories — Favourite Dishes and Brands, Fruits as well as Desserts and Sweets

Favourite local delights like chwee kueh, siew mai, chicken rice and chilli crab will also be part of this line-up. 

“I chose food this time because I really like painting the details of the dishes I enjoy. Painting them makes me very happy and I hope it will bring joy to people who see them,” said Alex. 

Each painting was done on a 20x26x2cm primed linen canvas and will be available for sale at prices ranging from $65 to $80.


His chicken rice and prawn bee hoon paintings can be purchased at $75 each. PHOTO CREDIT: ALEX LIM


Home is Alex’s second solo exhibition following his first called I Am Alex, which was also held virtually during the pandemic in 2021. 

Since then, he has produced other pieces such as his Tiger and Angry Ant series which all sold out. 

From Oct 25 to 28, Alex will also hold an exhibition at Saint Anthony’s Secondary School for Diversity Awareness Week where he will showcase new abstract works.

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