Psyscape 515 is a series of paintings and digital works that explores the cannibalistic relationship between man and nature, child and mother. It puts forth the idea of the puer aeternus (or eternal child, man-child) through the lens of Schopenhauer’s pessimism while encountering topics like destiny, mental health, and the unconscious. He outright refuses life, reality, and birth, and instead chooses to live in a constant dream state that actively siphons off on himself and the world around him. Schopenhauer’s philosophy emphasises the inherent suffering and misery of human existence, which is exacerbated by the puer aeternus’s refusal to mature and engage with the world. The puer aeternus instead lives and grows like a centipede, becoming more poisonous and monstrous as he ages, a violently idle parasite wrapped in flesh and blood of the Womb. He feeds on his own flesh and poison, bringing himself deeper into the psyscape with a compounding death grip.
Venue: Wonder by WJ, 17 Upper Circular Road #03-00, Singapore 058415
When: 13 Apr - 24 Jun 2023,
By: Wonder by WJ