Clarissa is a Malaysian-Borneo artist who is drawn to exploring themes related to feminine emotions and the multiple roles of women in today’s society. She describes her art as a process of self-reflection; drawing inspiration from her personal growth as a mother and as a self-taught artist. Having no formal background in the arts, her creative journey was driven by a desire to escape the anxiety from a fast-paced lifestyle in the past.
Her paintings and drawings feature repetitive marks, patterns and clashing block colours. All these elements co-exist both intuitively and intentionally, radiating a sense of freedom, escapism, and play. She works with a variety of mediums including acrylic, pen & ink and digital. To-date she has participated in group shows in Singapore and Malaysia.
Clarissa strongly believes that the purpose of art-making can be both enriching and empowering for the artist, and society at large. She hopes to spark the creative inner voice in other women, especially mothers through her story and practice. Clarissa has a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication. She was in the advertising industry for almost a decade in Kuala Lumpur before moving to Singapore where she is currently based.