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. 

Tam’s creative practice looks at the evolution of consciousness through the lenses of cognitive science, theoretical physics, Zen Buddhism, and Jungian psychology. This takes form in paintings and sculptures that piece together the sense of struggle, growth, and surrender to the unknown through imagery of the cosmos, plants, gates, gardens, labyrinths, nets, holes (black holes, wormholes, keyholes), the void, and the human body. Her process involves a combination of digital and traditional techniques (e.g. lost-wax bronze casting, gilding, shibari bondage, CNC machining) that combine ancient and contemporary aesthetics. This is part of a larger vocabulary that traverses the sacred and profane by merging religion and science, spiritual and physical experience.