Aiman – S.E.A. Focus


Singapore / Art Porters Gallery

Aiman is an interdisciplinary artist, a graduate from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts class of 2004. He has had three solo exhibitions in Singapore—the most recent one held in Nov 2021 (The Significance Of It All Is The Insignificance Of It All) and the one before that in 2018 (The Evolution of Eian & Eien). He has also previously participated in art fairs and exhibitions both in Singapore and overseas, including Art Stage Singapore and Jakarta (2017/2018), the National Art Gallery of Malaysia, the Sunshine International Museum, in Songzhuang, China, and alongside Indonesian artists as part of Jogja Open Studios. Aiman’s current practice explores the process of self-actualisation and individuation, through paintings, performance art, installations and new media.


Artist Statement

In navigating the dance of existential dichotomies, Aiman’s practice emerges as a journey across the threshold of contrasting states. Born from a confluence of cultures bound by shared spiritual beliefs, the environment of his upbringing becomes a precursor to his exploration of liminal spaces– mysterious intersections of paradoxical states where he experienced quietude, balance and harmony. Such explorations unravel a multifaceted narrative, reflecting the journey through cultural and spiritual intersections, and personal transitions.

Guided by philosophical principles, Aiman’s artworks explore the intricate landscape that unfolds between these contrasting states. Each piece evolves as an introspective exploration between reality and reverie—of order amidst chaos, the transient within the permanent, and form out of formlessness. This process transforms the works into a canvas for contemplative storytelling, where reflections, memories, and personal experiences intertwine with universal themes, offering a nuanced interpretation of individual and collective experiences. By distilling the fleeting nuances of time and engaging with the delicate essence of memory—its dynamism, stillness, and the inherent tensions that lie within—Aiman seeks to understand the elusive nature of transitional, liminal spaces, and in doing so, the central mystery of being.

In capturing these paradoxical states, the aim is not only to mirror the existential journey but also to invite audiences to delve into their own dichotomies and liminal experiences. It is a stage for existential contemplation, where viewers might find a sense of equilibrium that transcends their personal upheavals.