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Process diary

Aaron Gopinath

Toongabbie Christian College

Artwork title
Animus vitae : animus somnia
HSC year
2018
ARTEXPRESS year
2019
Expressive form
Photomedia
Artist’s statement

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