Singapore

Hilmi Johandi

Singapore

Hilmi Johandi

4 April - 31 August 2022

Starting off from an existing body of work titled Landscapes and Paradise—a painting series inspired by tourist postcards and posters depicting Singapore in the 1980s and 1990s—Hilmi Johandi intends to frame his long-term enquiry into the relation between the constructedness of images, memory, and the creation of meaning from different angles.

Informed by art historical and philosophical discourses on the subject/object dichotomy and propelled by a growing interest in stage design, theatricality, and the phenomenology of perception, the artist intends to expand his own image-making process beyond painting, questioning his intuitive relation to the medium at the same time. This experimentation will potentially result into multimedia installations wherein formal and contextual aspects are merged and narratives unfold in space through a combination of visual layers and material components that elicit different modes of spectatorship in the viewer.

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