“Schizophrenia patients often find it hard to differentiate between reality and what they perceive as real, leading to psychotic breakdowns, intrusive voices in their head and hallucinations that get them labeled and dismissed as just crazy. However, with modern science, it is now a condition that is treatable and manageable provided that the patient has a strong support system. In the center of this artwork is a brain MRI of a person with schizophrenia.”
Title : It’s real to me, 2020
Artist : Mariyam Shany Ahmed (Manje)
Medium : Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Size : 4 feet x 4 feet
Price : RM 3,800
A little bit about the Artist
🍃 Mariyam Shany, more commonly known as Manje is a full-time visual artist and muralist based in Kuala Lumpur. While Manje’s works mainly explore the relationships between nature, feminine beauty and fantasy; she is also immensely influenced by cultures and the intricacies in historical elements and anecdotal stories that often inspire the subject matter in her artworks.
With a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Design, her work also sees an influence of architectural elements, in-depth research into the concepts she portrays, as well as attention to the finest detailing in her work.
🍃 “I believe in my illusions as I let them manifest upon my canvas." - Mariyam Shany Ahmed (Manje)
This artwork is part of the exhibition "Be Kind. Have Courage : Mental Health Awareness".