Nevermind Nirvana

Chun Kai Qun, Nevermind Nirvana, Dioramic Installation, 2009
Eniminiminimos II, Jendela@Esplanade, Curated by Michael Lee Hong Hwee

The work is eerily morbid and screams of the expressionistic angst characteristic of Chun’s works. Essentially a forest ravaged by what seems to be a series of disasters, the gore only gets more explicit as you examine the glut of visual details at close proximity. What appear to be the flames of a group of candles are actually miniature human figures on fire, akin to figures of sacrificial martyrs upon an altar. From a distance, the shades of mahogany used on the landscape are uncannily surreal and reminiscent of swollen, infected flesh. This is nature in its most untamed, capricious and violent form.

Text by Ho Rui An,

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