View In Room
View In Room
Dimensions: 80.0cm(H) x 80.0cm(W) / 31.5"(H) x 31.5"(W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This is a continuation of the batik series of paintings — Rebirth, Til Death do us Part and Mirror Mirror. The idea that culture serves as the immortal entity that resides in the morality of humans keeps us rooted to our fleeting time on earth, with the knowledge that there is a place we always return and revert to, no matter where we are. The use of batik and the passionate tones of red serve to heighten the intensity of the subjects of the painting, where their calm dispositions reinforce the embracing of the end of life.
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Lives and Works: Singapore
As a contemporary artist based in Singapore, Rashid renders his own visual and conceptual interpretations gleaned from observations of everyday life and modern culture.
Taking inspiration from Michelangelo, Carravagio, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons, Rashid absorbs everything that surrounds him. The nature of his work varies from time to time and is mostly rendered on canvas, paper and fabric.
Rashid works from his studio at home, often at odd hours while trying to capture the rush of blood to his head. To him, painting is like a dream, something that can be imagined in front of you. He believes that every house should have an art piece, because every house contains a dream.
2007–present: Commissioned artwork for various collections
2005: Selected, First Singapore Art Show (New Art)
2002: Solo exhibition at Fallon Gallery
1996: Awarded third prize, Parco Urban Art
1995: Finalist, Phillip Charriol Art Award
1993 Charity exhibition for Historic Sultan Mosque Building Fund
1992: Selected, The Singapore Sculpture Show
1991: Finalist, Australian Art Award; Selected, Ministry of Defence Art Exhibition
1990: First solo exhibition at the Alliance Francaise de Singapour; Art for Nature exhibition at the Empress Place Gallery
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