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New Media: Digital, New Media, Photo on Paper.
This work is part of the altered reality and escapes project which underscores the flawed physical and emotional imbalance that exists in the society. It expresses the internal state of the
contemporary society, with gaps that represent the perceived abnormalities that exist in them. The response to this is that, myriads of
individuals are trapped in self-delusion, seeking various ways to alter reality.
The works are visual representations of altered reality, as a response to the dysfunctionality that exists in the larger society. It attempts to
accentuate the ways in which escapes (spaces) are created in the mind, through which pseudo satisfaction or gratification is derived, as a
consequence of the surrounding dysfunction. The visual representations of these spaces are unreal and they exist in a manner of augmented
reality, as the interaction and navigation between these new mind-found spaces are almost as true as reality.
Escapism is central to human nature, especially as there are inevitable struggles that permeate everyday life. The desire to be alleviated from
these existential tensions often compels humans conjure up – in their minds – an ideal space, that is devoid of these struggles. In doing so,
numerous fragments of ordinary life are used, but the realities of these fragments are altered to suit the desired route of mental escape.
This work aims to appeal to the minds of the observer, challenging their
perspectives of reality and encouraging a new way of seeing things that would otherwise be deemed ordinary.
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection