Lim’s paintings are minefields of symbols and signs, all combusting in colourful disarray. A motley crew of subjects, symbols and signs proliferate in his surreal landscape, and the issues he raise in his work are symptomatic of a generation of Malaysians that were fed so many promises in their youth and who have now grown up and become disillusioned.
The theme You Eat Me I Eat You was inspired by a speech of Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak during Sibu by-election campaign Polling Eve ,2010. Sibu is an inland town of Sarawak - the largest Malaysian state also one of the poverty state located at east Malaysia. when he say " you help me I help you" to the attendances.
The abuse of power, Diaspora, corruption and the growing gulf, It is the contradiction which is penetrate the canvas.