Sacrifice

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.'Sacrifice' is a painting exemplary of Mohammad's spiritual enquiry of life through symbols of religiosity. The sacrificial lamb or white ram, perhaps inspired from the story of prophet Abraham, with floating daggers and jolting spears, amplified by the spewing of the bright-red blood project a grotesque composite. It brings forth nuances to the given title, heightening the level of mysticism and intrigue in order to facilitate discerning minds with layers of meaning.

Artist Name
Mohammad Din Mohammad
Date/Period
1994
Region
Malaysia
Dimension
Image size: 136.5 x 106.2 cm, Frame size: 147 x 116.6 cm
Accession No.
1995-00931
Material
Acrylic on canvas
Collection of
Singapore Art Museum
Category
Paintings