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Moshe Giles Uhrig

Melville High School

Artwork title
Hynogogia
HSC year
2012
ARTEXPRESS year
2013
Expressive form
Drawing
Artist’s statement

Hypnagogia explores the concept of lucid dreaming, specifically the ambiguous state between wakefulness and sleep. A hypnagogic state combines vivid images of realism with the surreal impossibilities of distortion and imagination. I show this juxtaposition by contrasting the detail of the pen with the explosive randomness of the lithographic prints. Passing through this state is usually passive and uncontrolled, so I emphasised the notion of ‘entanglement’ or ‘entrapment’ with the addition of entwining hair, tentacles and varying abstract forms.

Influencing artists: Laith McGregor, Keaton Henson, William Kentridge, Salvador Dali