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let there be light, then absolute chaos by Amien

$66.00 SGD

Dimension: 29.7 (w) x 42.0 (h) cm | 11.7" x 16.5"
3 colour Risograph
Edition of 100
Signed and numbered
Printed on 225gsm uncoated acid-free paper
Subtle imperfections may vary
Knuckles & Notch (2022)

Drawing from Sigmund Freud’s model of the unconscious mind. The super-ego represents the ideal state of being, which reigns with control, order, and discipline while the primordial Id counters with the unfettered lust for life, creativity, and sexuality. Both of these forces wrangle in eternal chaos in a bid to dominate and subjugate each other’s influences, to which lies the ego in the pith of its harmony.

Damien Soh (b.1988), more popularly known as Amien, is a visual artist based in Singapore. His artworks are immediately recognizable for their dream-like quality and touches of surrealism, giving birth to a fantasy Universe filled with characters both familiar and unknown.

Exhibition curatorial statement

Having sentience, consciousness, and the capacity to dream is what makes us unique beings.

Essentially, what we experience in our life determines how we perceive our future, create memories, and how we dream. Without our memories, genetics, and history, we cease to exist. It's a life cycle that gives us the ability to evolve as humans and as living creatures. Even the way we dream, or even daydream, is part of what makes us who we are.

This print exhibition features the interpretations of dreams by 14 (local and international) visual artists, elaborating on their own dreams to create dream manifestations that become reality. These dreams run deep and wild in the artists' subconscious minds, influencing their art and shaping them into unique artists with distinct visions and styles. The unseen and intangible things that they’ve experienced externally and in their minds become the visuals they create outside reality, giving birth to art once unimaginable.

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