Samuel Xun

Samuel Xun (b.1994, Singapore) is an interdisciplinary object-centric artist based in Singapore. His practice is centred around the exploration of queer identity, self-therapy, and introspection through sculpture, context-based installation, and textile composition. His works delve into the complex interplay of emotionality, cognisance, and aesthesis, often through the examination of cultural and personal symbols, frequently inspired by film, cultural milieus, and personal narratives.

Samuel’s oeuvre focuses on the intricacies of self-discovery, individuality, and the complexities of the human psyche. Positing the use of colour, texture, and text as a means of conveying humanistic resolutions to societal discourse, Samuel’s works endeavour to solicit introspection and contemplation of the spectator’s social condition, and question their motivations towards personal resolution. With a sophisticated and nuanced approach to materials and subject matter, Samuel invites us to re-evaluate the narratives we construct for ourselves and the impact they have on our world view.

Drawing from his background in Fashion, Samuel’s art is marked by a meticulous and deeply entrenched relationship with materials. His creative process is labour-intensive and serves as a meditative reflection on realities from the past and present. This intimate relationship with materials is reflected in the signature ornamentation of his surfaces and use of sugary palettes across his body of work, taking the form of intricate and abstract visual systems that are open-ended in nature. Ultimately, Samuel is interested in how art can provide catharsis, facilitate empathy, preserve culture, and foster better interaction within and across different groups of society.

Samuel is a graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts, holding a BA in Fashion Design & Textiles. His recent exhibitions include a participation at ART SG 2023 with Richard Koh Fine Art, and group exhibitions There Are Flowers in the Morning Mist, Supper House, Singapore (2023), State of Play, Richard Koh Fine Art, Singapore (2022), Veneer & Visage, Supper House, Singapore (2022), It’s my party & I’ll cry if I want to, The Projector, Singapore (2022), and only losers left alive, Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2021). Samuel and his work have also been published in South China Morning Post, VOGUE Singapore, The Straits Times, ELLE Singapore, Female, L’OFFICIEL, MU/SE, Nüyou (큽堂), and Mensfolio.

  Samuel Xun

Diverse Visions (A Group Exhibition of Southeast Asian Artists)

1 - 22 April 2023

Richard Koh Fine Art,
Blk 47 Malan Road,
#01-26 Gillman Barracks,
Singapore 109444

Open on Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm.
Closed on Sundays, Mondays & public holidays.

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ART SG 2023

12 - 15 January 2023

Booth BH03
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre,
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956

11 January, Wednesday 2 - 5pm

11 January, Wednesday 5 - 9pm

12 January, Thursday 11am - 12pm

12 January, Thursday 12 - 7pm
13 January, Friday 12 - 7pm
14 January, Saturday 11am - 7pm
15 January, Sunday 11am – 5pm

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