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Pipe Dream

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Pipe Dream

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Shen Jiaqi

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US$ 400

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2019

Oil on canvas

Unique Work

Dimensions: 103cm (H) x 77cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 40.6" (H) x 30.3" (W) x 2" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

Artist Statement

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“You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty”

Using this quote as my muse for this work, I hope to surface the weight of emotional weariness and mental toll experienced by individuals throughout the years of selfless contributions.
Using the visuals of bright colors contrasting with grimy janitorial corners, I bring out the displacement between ideals and reality.
The mind often chooses to overlook the desolate, favoring the visually poignant for assistance and reward.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1989

Hometown: Singapore

Based in: Singapore

Shen Jiaqi is an artist living and working in Singapore.


Inspired from my surrounding urban environments of Singapore, my works revolve around the various unique social issues I experience and personally encounter. Drawing from my experiences as an millennial, artist, and art educator, my inspirations stem from systematic restrains, societal norms, and cultural expectations. Aesthetically inspired by scenes from everyday life and the urban environment, I seek to start dialogues and elevate awareness about our shared but unsaid experiences as a society.

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