primarily works with painting and explores interventions with different mediums that are associated within the domain of framing, fragmentation (deconstruction) and compression (reconstruction). His explorations set in the context of Singapore, range from the familiar to symbolic motifs. He composes and synthesises images from film, archival footages and photographs into a fragmented montage that hints at the social effects of rapid development, and the personal desires and contempt of those who embrace modernisation.
Hilmi has been involved in exhibitions in Japan, London, New York, Paris, Singapore and Thailand. Hilmi is a recipient of Young Artist Award 2018, NAC Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate) 2017, LASALLE Scholarship 2017 and the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award. He is one of the five artist finalists to participate in the President’s Young Talents 2018 with Singapore Art Museum.