Spiritual Energy

Mohammad Din Mohammad (1955-2007) was born in Malacca, Malaysia and migrated to Singapore when he was two years old. He studied art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in Western painting from 1973 to 1976. Mohammad was known for his provocative work, which combines Western ideas with his cultural background. His works are also deeply rooted in Sufi mysticism, which he practiced throughout his life. He often used symbols and icons to convey his ideas and Islamic philosophies. Calligraphic rendering serves as Mohammad's signature among his oeuvres that include sculpture, installation and abstraction. 'Spiritual Energy' is a monochromatic piece, which was presented in an expressionistic manner with a focus in Islamic scripture. Mohammad used his fingers and palms, an unorthodox painting method, to create the swift bold strokes and heavy impasto. The lines of the script are fluid and bear the impression that they were created with energetic frenzy. 'Spiritual Energy' is deemed as a poetic painting that speaks about Sufism - the quest for perfection and the search for God's path.

Artist Name
Mohammad Din Mohammad
Image size: H118 x W37 cm (Canvas), Image size: H83 x W37 cm (Image)
Accession No.
Acrylic on canvas
Collection of
Singapore Art Museum
Credit Line
Donation from the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts