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Sumayya Atham Bawa My twilight kingdom is a hidden cavern in the bottom of the ocean

Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa

My body of work captures solitary moments of twilight in people’s lives, confronting the absence of objectivity. My work expresses those moments where you feel as if you are watching a scene in a movie in which you are the subject, just as you realise your perception of reality is characterised by subjective experience. There is a kind of uncertainty and alienation created by the fact that what is unknown is infinitely greater than what subjectivity binds us to.

… only in a dark corner unknown to other people, where the real and the unreal secretly mingle.??
― Haruki Murakami

Influencing artists:
Sid Watters
Benjamin Björklund
Wong Kar-wai
Luca Guadagnino
Hirokazu Kore-eda
Hong Sang-soo
Tania Franco Klein

School

Cheltenham Girls High School

ARTEXPRESS year

2020

HSC year

2019

Process diary

Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa
Work by Sumayya Atham Bawa