View In Room
View In Room
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 134.0cm(H) x 110.0cm(W) / 52.8"(H) x 43.3"(W)
Diameter: 2.0cm / 0.8"
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Through a surreal landscape of passion, fear and desire, the artwork explores the complexities of the human psyche, spearheaded by the looming influence of the basic fundamentals of one’s culture and heritage, which shapes who we are as individuals with the passing of time. With mass media and the demands of the modern world, we fail to appreciate the simple pleasures of life. The artwork mirrors the metaphorical destruction and chaos in one’s mind as we begin to attempt to make sense of our surroundings and identity.
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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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