Norris Yim


The self-expression tinged with the ILLUSORY, DARKNESS & LONELINESS of portraits. Norris Yim, A Self-taught Painter

B. 1989

Hong Kong

Memory loss, confusion, unbalanced life. When you look but can’t see. Thinking without imagination, living without soul. The more multitask, the less details define, particularly in faces or recollection of the inside, even if the outline is defined. This painting shows the process of forgetting and thoughts just out of reach. “It’s face in front of me, but I can’t pinpoint what it is.”

Using the Mixed Paints to create more poetry with a solitary in portrait. Creating an abstract painting (portrait most) with different thickness of the colors, In order to ingratiate the capitalism & hypocritical living, people burying their original appearance to survive, and new faces replace the old ones, even using the heavy makeup becomes a new self-forgetting self, with hypocrisy and fear of life. It has spawned a series of abstract portraits that express the pity and sadness of society.

Those abstract pigments represent my dark side and mood which forms the basis of the work.

Painting is purely a means of self-presentation, a process of transforming my observation of others and internalising it as creative inspiration. Seeking my own spiritual satisfaction with poetry. The self-expression is often tinged with loneliness.

Selected Works

Rendezvous III by Norris Yim

Rendezvous III

Paintings - 80x80 cm
Blooming Splendid by Norris Yim

Blooming Splendid

Paintings - 80x80 cm
Softly Lingering by Norris Yim

Softly Lingering

Paintings - 75x60 cm
Brew the Hue by Norris Yim

Brew the Hue

Paintings - 100x80 cm
Rendezvous I by Norris Yim

Rendezvous I

Paintings - 60x60 cm
Rendezvous II by Norris Yim

Rendezvous II

Paintings - 70x70 cm
Arcadia by Norris Yim


Paintings - 40x30 cm
Aquamarine I, 2022 by Norris Yim

Aquamarine I, 2022

Paintings - 60x50 cm
Warless III by Norris Yim

Warless III

Paintings - 50x40 cm
Fading Amethyst by Norris Yim

Fading Amethyst

Paintings - 50x40 cm

Vanishing Forest

Paintings - 120x100 cm

Fate like Rain

Paintings - 100x80 cm

Lost in Abstraction I

Paintings - 70x60 cm

Contemplation I, 2020

Paintings - 80x80 cm

The Last Shot

Paintings - 60x50 cm

Nameless 0222

Paintings - 60x50 cm

Nameless 1423

Paintings - 60x50 cm

Nameless 0223 - Green Grey

Paintings - 60x60 cm

Nameless 0423 - Matcha I

Paintings - 60x60 cm

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