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Aiman

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Born 1984
Hometown Singapore
Lives and works Singapore

About the artist
Obsessed in a dreamlike world, Aiman’s paintings aim to ignore realism and artistic conventions, blurring the lines between high art and low art. The universe in his make-believe world favours grace, sensuality and esotericism; staging mysterious icons, glorified, eroticised, divinised to the point that they integrate popular imagery. In this enchanted world, his subjects are born with the power of anti-gravity, and as this gift is slowly cycled back into the universe; symbolised through the use of flowers, energy is exchanged as they slowly ground themselves, to the possibility of a destination or the start of a new chapter. The story of these figures is told in a fairytale fashion, with both tenderness and cruelty, often interweaved with references of religious iconography, eroticism, mythology and children’s tales.”

Aiman graduated from the LASALLE-SIA School of the Arts in 2004 with a Diploma in Fine Arts. Awards he won include the LASALLE-SIA Scholarship, Georgette Chen Scholarship and the Winston Oh Travel Award. Aiman has exhibited both in Singapore and overseas, including the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, the Sunshine International Museum, in Songzhuang, China. His works are included in prominent local and international collections including the MaGMA Collection.

Awards and Grants
2009
National Arts Council Presentation & Promotion Grant

2003
Winston Oh Travel Award

Georgette Chen Scholarship
2002
LaSalle SIA Scholarship

Solo show
2009
For ages 4 and up, Utterly Art, Singapore

Selected shows
2016
Bi Lateral Bonds, TAKSU gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Locals only, TAKSU gallery, Singapore
2015
Fresh takes, Chan Hampe galleries, Singapore
2012
Unnecessarily well made, Vue Privee, Singapore
2011
Boys who like boys who like girls who like girls, Utterly Art, Singapore
Moving stills, Vue Privee, Singapore
Hungry for more, Utterly Art/ION gallery, Singapore
2010
6th Culture and arts festival, Songzhuang, China
Art Triangle, National art gallery of Malaysia
Imprints, Red dot museum, Singapore
2009
A marriage of convenience, Forth gallery, Singapore
2006
LoveMelt, Utterly Art, Singapore
2004
Erotica, Art Seasons, Singapore

Art fairs
2018
Art Stage Singapore, Art Porters Gallery
2017
Art Expo Malaysia Plus, Art Porters Gallery
Art Stage Singapore, Art Porters Gallery
2012
Art Stage Singapore, Vue Privee
2011
Art Stage Singapore, Give Art Gallery

Selected publications
Preview: Art fair as collaboration, by Megan Miller, 2018, Art Radar Journal
50 Singapore artists for SG50, by Sonia Kolesnikov Jessop, 2015, Blouin Art Info
Singapore’s Top 10 talented artists, Tallypress
Portrait of an artist, by Hafiz Rasid, 2013, Men’s Folio Singapore
Freedom fighters, by Liz Zuliani, 2012, Surface Asia
Rising stars, Expression, The Collectors’ Issue, 2012
Creator profile: Aiman for Vue Privee, by Eugene Quek, 2012, Luxury Insider
A new frontier, by Hafiz Rasid, 2011, Designare HOMME
New spin on old stills, by Tan Teck Heng, 2011, Business Times

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