Hilmi Johandi (b. 1987, Singapore) works primarily with painting and explores interventions with new media that are associated within the domain of framing, fragmentation (deconstruction) and compression (reconstruction). His explorations are set in the range of the familiar and symbolic motifs perceived in the context of Singapore. He composes and synthesises images from film, archival footages and photographs into a fragmented montage that hints at the social effects of rapid development, and the personal desires and contempt of those who embrace modernisation.

Hilmi Johandi, born in Singapore in 1987. He works primarily with painting and explores interventions with various media to pursue ideas of image-making. Hilmi is a recipient of NAC Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate) 2017, LASALLE Scholarship 2017 and the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award. His solo exhibitions include “Landscapes and Paradise: Poolscapes”, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo (2021), “Stagecraft: Landscapes and Paradise”, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore (2019) , “Painting Archives”, Rumah Lukis, Kuala Lumpur (2019), “An Exposition”, President’s Young Talents 2018 Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2018), “Dusk to Dawn | Fajar ke Senja”, Galerie Steph | OCBC Art Space, Singapore. He also participated in group exhibitions such as “Singapore Deviation: Wander with Art Through the Rail Corridor”, Rail Corridor, Singapore, "Inside the Wild Cube", Progressive Disintegrations, Singapore (2022), “Art Way ASEAN Way”, Art Mill Songkhla Art Center, Songkhla (2017).

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