GrAnDe – Great Art and Design
Core Design Gallery opened our doors 4 years ago with our very first exhibition, Garis-garis Penghayatan, followed suit with various group exhibitions for young emerging artists. Throughout the 4 years, Core Design Gallery undertook and introduced many benchmark exhibitions into the Malaysia contemporary art market. Year 2012 marked the importance of ALIsm by Ali Nurazmal, who is currently hailed as the most talented freehand figurative artist.
In 2013, three important events took place for Core Design Gallery. The introduction of Malaysia contemporary Islamic Calligraphy by Husin Hourmain to the art scene in March 2013 followed by the highly appraised curated exhibition known as Great Malaysia Contemporary Art (GMCA) that took place at Art Expo 2013 and finally, the introduction of Malaysia contemporary Anime by Raja Lope Rasydi.
Towards the year end 2013, Core Design Gallery decided to expand its space as the most exclusive contemporary art gallery via its intricately designed contemporary art space by the architect Chun Hooi Tan.
GrAnDE is a celebration of Core Design Gallery in the Malaysia contemporary art market for the past 4 years and also the opening for our new contemporary space expansion. This is a group exhibition that specially selected critically acclaimed contemporary artists of various genres from established to mid career to young emerging.
Each work is specially selected to show the diversity of the style from the artist as we commonly know. Examples are Ali Nurazmal Yusoff with his one of a kind black and white painting technique, Louise Low who is very well known for her shark made from brassiere now moves into her own chinese cultural heritage, Hamir Soib usually with his huge painting like the Auctionland during the GMCA now presents a smaller piece of a Siamese cat touching on the issue of Thailand and Raja Lope Rasydi from his Malay culture anime to cybertron-like planets.
List of Participating Artists are Ali Nurazmal, Anniketyni Madian, Fauzin Mustafa, Haafiz Shahimi, Hamir Soib, Husin Hourmain, Jamil Zakaria, Louise Low, Masnoor Ramli, Raja Lope Rasydi and Zulkifli Yusoff.