I suck at biographies, especially my own.
John Lim Jiazhen.
November 6th, 1994.
I'm currently studying a Diploma in Fine Arts at the Malaysian Institute of Art.
Funny thing is, it took me about three months and a half to realize that I wanted to take up a Diploma in Fine Art.
Before this, I enrolled in a Diploma in Graphic Design. I only did that as a precaution. I was scared I won't be able to be an artist.
Previously, I thought that Fine Arts would require immense skill in drawing or painting. As in, drawing or painting in a hyper realistic style.
So, I stayed away. I set my mindset to, take a diploma in Graphic Design, graduate, get a job, and just work everyday for the sake of surviving. Just surviving. Not for the sake of loving what I did.
Of course, I don't want that. But what are you gonna do in a world full of people with lost hope?
And then, my final assessment for my foundation semester, which is my 1st semester came. I passed every subject, except one core subject and my major, Graphic Design.
Later in my repeat semester, I finally changed to Fine Art.
I'm an artist. I'm not gonna change that for anyone.
I love art.
Simple as that.