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.