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Aaron Gopinath Animus vitae : animus somnia

Work by Aaron Gopinath
Work by Aaron Gopinath
Work by Aaron Gopinath
Work by Aaron Gopinath

In this collection of heavily layered stills I attempt to capture the realms of my subconscious through the irrational perspective of a surrealist. By appropriating multiple elements of my existence, both real and illusory, into fictional domains, the work as a whole presents a visualised fusion of ‘my life’ and ‘my dreams’. While many of these stills cannot be comprehended logically, I sought to represent the intensity of the emotion behind them through the sheer extravagance of the artwork.

Influencing artists:
Salvador Dali
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Andy Warhol
Rene Magritte

School

Toongabbie Christian College

ARTEXPRESS year

2019

HSC year

2018

Process diary

Work by Aaron Gopinath
Work by Aaron Gopinath
Work by Aaron Gopinath