Rosihan Dahim's art is derived from his personal experiences and literary from readings of the French and Spanish revolution in the 1920's. Rosihan generated his art influences in Surrealism. In 1978, while in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, he explored in psychoanalysis and metaphysical paintings. He introduced his Matchstick paintings in his first solo at Museum Art Gallery (1980), with another eight solos from 1990 till 2019. Dahim expands his perception to the public that art is cultivated and co-exists in his personal upbringing and daily observations. He soon took his direction and transported himself into a dreamworld of reality.
“Conquest is a surreal dramatisation based on the legendary tales of the 'Ikan Todak' (Swordfish) depicting also the ocean route by the then founding father of Temasek island, with foreign trade merchants and migrants seeking wealth and refuge in a land of new discovery and settlement. Past Vision is a surreal atmosphere depicting a once historical view that plays in the mind whenever one observes the current water bay and its surroundings. It remind us of the changes, like the appearance of a mysterious floating bubble, with a message of new hope, in the land of make believe."