Award winning artist Rosihan Dahim (b. 1955, Singapore) spent his early childhood in Indonesia where he crossed paths with various artists, including late master painter, Affandi. During his academic years at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Rosihan was exposed to Surealism and Dadaism, which led him to explore in metaphysical and psychoanalysis. In May 1980, he held his first solo exhibition, “The Surrealist Paintings of Rosihan Dahim”, at the National Museum Art Gallery. Rosihan has frequently been compared with the likes of renowned Surrealist painters such as Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. His works are in the collection of Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, Hilton Hotel, Boss Hotel Singapore, the National Museum Art Gallery, corporate and private collectors across the world.
Rosihan Dahim’s art is inspired by his personal experiences and readings of the French and Spanish revolutions, Dadaism and the Surrealist movements. He was also captivated by stories of World War I and II as told by his father who fought in battle alongside the British army during the Japanese occupation in Singapore.