'The Watchers' Is Mujahid Jalil's second solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures exploring an Orwellian society and its tendencies. With surreal forms and scenes, Mujahid creates allegories of routine, hierarchy and surveillance reflecting an age where everyone is constantly watched, and being watchers themselves.
With surreal forms and scenes, Mujahid creates allegories of routine, hierarchy and surveillance reflecting an age where everyone is constantly watched, and being watchers themselves.
Routine As a Ritual
30 x 24 Inches
Revolving around the idea of subliminal control, Routine As a Ritual depicts an image of a god-like figure which has resemblance to a traffic light. Like to how some theist would look up in the sky for signs or help from God, Mujahid sees similarities in action and intention when one looks at a traffic light
The Fish Tank
30 x 40 Inch
The Fish Tank is a representation of how Mujahid Jalil perceive privacy and solitude in this day and age. Like a goldfish in a tank, its daily activity is watched by those that scrutinise.
24 x 24 inches
Cluck Cluck is Mujahid’s interpretation of what happens when one dies where one’s body part will speak the truth. In this case, the tongue took form of what best represents it.
30 x 40 Inch
Ingsoc is an artwork inspired by George Owell’s book called 1984. Ingsoc is a depiction of commoners living under a rule of a totalitarian government where actions and reactions are influenced by the government.
9.5 x 12 Inches
Bluebottle Fly is Mujahid’s interpretation of a quote in George Orwell’s book, 1984
9.5 x 12 Inches
Scavengers are Mujahid interpretation of the bottom feeders of the hierarchy. Competition amongst the clueless, behaviours change out of both greed and necessity
Subconscious devotion to banal objects by the unwilling and unaware.
Dolly is a representation of the community who has been manipulated by the powerful and accepted as a norm by the many.
Muhammad Mujahid bin Jalil
Date of Birth: 07th February 1998
H/P no. : 83324274
Email : email@example.com
Mujahid Jalil was born in the year 1998 and enrolled In Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2016. He then graduated with diploma in Fine Arts in the year 2018. The Singapore-based artist draws inspiration from his daily interaction and transforms them into paintings. Mujahid has showcased his works in both his home town and overseas. He recently participated in a group show with Coda Culture in Singapore.
Tampines Secondary School ( 2011 – 2014 )
Nanyang Academy of Fine Art ( 2015 – 2018 )
2021 – “What a Pig”, Cuturi Gallery , Singapore
2020 – “New Beginnings”, Group Exhibition, Cuturi Gallery , Singapore
2020 – Coda Culture New Space Opening, Group Exhibition, Coda Culture, Singapore
2018 – The Grad Expectations 18, Ngee Ann Kong Si Galleries 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
2018 – “Ribut Reboot”, Group Exhibition, Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta Indonesia
2018 - “Flagship Genius Featuring Angkor Wat II, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art
2017 - Italy Exhibition, Group Exhibition, On-Air Gallery, Singapore
2018 – Backdrop design and installation for SSO Gala La Boheme, Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore