Here’s Who I Am, I Am What You See
Artist’s dead skin
Collection of Singapore Art Museum
This Touch adaptation, just a tiny part of you is all I need, comprises of a set of six flowers made of leather and faux leather in acrylic jars. The original artwork, Here’s Who I Am, I Am What You See, is a set of soft flowers made from the artist’s dead skin. Ezzam Rahman used this material to explore ideas about the meaning of life and what it means for something to have value. This material also conveys the idea of pain and beauty, and how things must come into being, leave and then finally end.
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Ezzam Rahman (b. 1981, Singapore) is well known for his use of common yet unique materials such as human skin in his art. As a performance artist, Ezzam has performed both regionally and internationally, and received numerous awards, including Singapore Art Museum’s People’s Choice Award in 2015 and National Art Council Singapore’s Young Artist Award in 2016.