Lim Kim Hai was born in Selangor, Malaysia in 1950. He graduated from NAFA in 1972 and went on to enroll at the famed École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1975. He went to Paris, Italy to study classicism and strengthen his painting skills for a total 20 yeas. In recent years, he is well known because of his “Apples”.
“Apples are the symbol of wisdom an goodness that he wishes to distill in the world.” says by Patice Christian Vallette in the book: Boundless. Boundless is a book written Lim Kim Hai that presented the selection of oil paintings produced over the last 3 decades and his art journey, it’s published by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2018 for his solo exhibition.
“There is the blood-red apple that evokes violence, the tender green variety the exudes the bashfulness of youth; there are also basking in the prime of life vis-à-vis the mature and roust ones in their twilight years.”- Lim Kim Hai. This is how Lim Kim Hai explain different kind apples on his point of view, for him, apple is more than a fruit.