Artist: Allison M Low
Title: Dr. Caligari's Monster
Size: 41h x 34w x 1d cm (16.1h x 13.4w x 0.4d in)
Media: Graphite, gouache and acrylic on Arches cotton paper
Frame: This work is offered unframed but custom framing (see images in gallery) can be arranged.
'Dr. Caligari's Monster' is an original drawing by Allison M. Law iInspired by the performative aspect of Chinese opera where Dr. Caligari's manipulation of Cesare (the somnambulist) is represented as a wide-eyed monster.
Guided unconsciously by Cesare's glaring eyes - the strange creature is puppeteered by phantom limbs which belong to an unseen influence - the hypnotist - the manipulator - Dr. Caligari himself. The red string of fate connects all hands that bear culpability while the imprisoned mind of Cesare remains innocent, slumbering peacefully inside the belly of the beast.
Singapore based artist Allison M. Low is fascinated by the human condition. She works primarily as an image maker and her practice has recently expanded into the fields of murals, installation art and digital projections. After graduating with a Diploma in Visual Communications from Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, Allison obtained a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the College of Fine Art (UNSW) in Sydney where she majored in drawing and painting.
Please note the visual simulations of the artwork in a domestic setting included in the photo gallery are provided purely as a visual reference and may not be to scale. If you have a specific space in mind for the artwork, you can contact us with the details and we can create a mock up of your space with this specific artwork to scale for you.