Samuel Xun

b. 1994, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Samuel Xun is a multidisciplinary artist and a graduate of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. His practice explores emblems of culture and identity, often centred around themes of emotion, cognition, and aestheticism. His work includes sculpture, installation, and textile compositions informed by film, culture, and personal narratives.

Xun’s oeuvre cross-references the hegemonic framework of queer identity within the national rhetoric and world-at-large, filtered through the lens of lived experiences and the psychoanalysis of self. His characteristically ornamented surfaces are governed by a cathartic process of making that posits the use of colour, texture, and text, as a means to convey humanistic resolutions to social discourse. Ultimately, Samuel is interested in how art can provide catharsis, facilitate empathy, preserve culture, and foster better interaction in a digital society.

His notable exhibitions include his solo exhibition ‘I’m Exhausted, Where is He?’, Art Agenda, Singapore (2022), and group exhibitions ‘Veneer & Visage’, Supper House, Singapore (2022), ‘It’s My Party & I’ll Cry if I Want to’, The Projector, Singapore (2022), ‘Dress/Address’, Grey Projects, Singapore (2021), and ‘Only Losers Left Alive’, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2021). Xun and his work have also been published in VOGUE, The Straits Times, ELLE, Female, L’OFFICIEL, MU/SE, MEGA, Nüyou (女友), and Mensfolio.

Biography information from www.rkfineart.com, August 2022

Country: Singapore