If the body is the agency by which we understand the world, it may be surmised that the world can be understood through the agency of the body. Lou Lim (b.1989) pushes the notion by looking at the body as a sign. She adapts her experiment with industrial paint coats and finishes to simulate skin tone. The thinking being- that since skin has been hijacked to perpetuate false notions of race and beauty, the better to visually flay it, to expose it for what it is: an outer cover not so unlike clothes and what they signify. She is of the belief that superficial and hierarchical differences are usually seen from the outside, which defines otherness, in many ways.
– Leo Abaya (excerpts from Xing E. Jacinto Catalogue)