About Yambe Tam
Yambe Tam is a transdisciplinary artist based in London. She grew up in the American Midwest and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2008 to 2012, and the Royal College of Art from 2016 to 2018.
Yambe Tam's creative practice examines the evolution of consciousness and its triggers, process, and effects on the human psyche. This process is something both sacred and profane, bridging science and religion, spiritual and bodily experience. Consequently, her research spans the fields of cognitive science, psychology, theoretical physics, theology, and Buddhist philosophy. Her work is also informed by her personal experience with contemplative practices to observe and reshape her subconscious. The paintings, sculptures, and installations she creates combine ancient materials with contemporary processes, for example lost wax bronze casting, oil painting, gilding, weaving, laser cutting, and CNC machining. Many of her pieces act as conduits that, when experienced altogether, recreate the experience of transcendence itself.