Old school renaissance In Asia, portrayals of the natural world such as mountains, waterfalls and the rustic countryside were recurring themes favoured by artists well before the 10th century. While in Western art history, pure landscapes paintings initially took a backseat to religious and historical artworks, but have since gained popularity as artists gradually
Group show bridges landscape diversity and thoughtful reflection. It’s time to freshen things up by switching the scenery around. A landscape-themed exhibition currently showing at Core Design Gallery in Selangor is doing exactly that. With familiar landscape scenes from childhood memories and our subconscious thrust into the limelight, the exhibition is in many ways
Raja Lope Rasydi Raja Rozlan Self Portrait – Self-Maintenance II Mixed Media Variable Sizes 2014 Self Portrait – Self Maintenance II is a sequel to Raja Lope Rasydi’s first ever self portrait painted in 2013. As part of an ongoing long-term project, the panels reveal fragments of his vibrant inner world. Described by the
Artist: Suhaidi Razi Medium: Mixed Media Size: Variable Sizes (Set of 4) Year: 2014 The multitalented artist Suhaidi Razi expresses himself mainly through sculpture, painting and drawing; moving from one to another with great ease. His artworks are imbued with the refreshing essence of nature abundant in east coast of Malaysia, where he resides.
Artist: Annabelle Ng Medium: Acrylic, Graphite, Crayon, tree barks and printed material on linen framed with white metal and perspex Size: 118cm in diameter (Set of 2) Year: 2015 How does one appreciate our surrounding exterior and internal landscape of our soul simultaneously? Annabelle successfully expresses this concept, firstly through her choice and role
Artist: Husin Hourmain Medium: Photogram, Photography, Print, Bitumen and Charcoal on Canvas Size: 92cm x 460cm (4 panels) Year: 2014 What is manipulation? What is contemporary? The present day..? What are the current criterias of institutions and collectors in appreciating artistic creation? Curiously so, on many an occasion, repetitive works of old ideas are
Artist: Husni Osman Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 122cm x 183cm Year: 2014 The raw expression is the way in which, through painting, Husni Osman conveys his opinions. I let my eyes follow this energy in turmoil, continuously running free in the large colour strokes…alike to the free electrons searching a molecule to supply…akin
Artist: Haafiz Shahimi Medium: Pyrography print, 90 degree inverted burning and Oil on Canvas finished with 2K Matte Paint Size: 214cm x 122cm Year: 2015
Artist: Husin Othman Medium: Acrylic & Oil on Canvas Size: 72cm x 122cm Year: 2014 The inexplicable power of attraction to Husin Othman’s paintings is the mystery of the white. His hue of white is erosive, like the glistening light of noon, which leaves space only for the merciless truth by the sharp edges.
Artist: Haafiz Shahimi Medium: Pyrography Print, 90 degree inverted burning and Oil on canvas finished with 2K Matte Paint Size: 77cm x 186cm Year: 2015 Four years ago, Haafiz Shahimi started his printmaking with fire…his very first pyrographs were of recycled mechanical elements which posed as abstract compositions. Today in the painting ‘Land(escape)able’, those
Artist: M Shafarin Ghani Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 183cm x 279cm Year: 2015 Like a thunderstorm, the clouds are gathering in the sky, the energy amass and finally rain falls to impregnate the soil, turning wet and vociferous. The crystalline rarefied atmosphere with the mountains transfigured brings out the organic lights of Himalayan
Artist: M Shafarin Ghani Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 153cm x 107cm Year: 2015
Artist: Raja Lope Rasydi Raja Rozlan Medium: Acrylic, Airbrush and Ink on Canvas Size: 153cm x 122cm Year: 2015 With Raja Lope Rasydi Raja Rozlan, we are called to walk in the clouds to explore the remote corners of our imagination. We are inescapably drawn upwards, towards the rocky peaks, the clouds, the constellation…well
Artist: Ong Oh Hup Hoe Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 90cm x 122cm Year: 2013 It is not the trees we see everyday in reality that inhabit this painting full of chromatic vibrations; rather the trees are the result of perception thereof. To understand Ong Oh Hup Hoe’s painting, it is essential to be
Artist: Louise Low Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 62cm x 122cm Year: 2015 A sleeping body lies in the middle of nowhere, infused with poetic echoes and dialogues of imaginary mountains and trees inferred by the spontaneous forms of colour textures. The sound unfolds like a breath of air, between the valleys of a
Artist: Mohd Azlan Mohd Latib Medium: Photography, Collage, Hand Tinting and Mixed Media on Coffee Paper Size: 53cm x 40cm with frame each (Triptych) Year: 2014 Traces of coffee stains infer non-existent surreal landscapes into photographic images of suggestive landscapes in faint hues of black-and-white; a result of the photo developing process in darkroom.
Artist: Mohd Azlan Mohd Latib Medium: Photography, Collage, Hand Tinting and Mixed Media on Coffee Paper Size: 69cm x 45cm with frame Year: 2010 Traces of coffee stains infer non-existent surreal landscapes into photographic images of suggestive landscapes in faint hues of black-and-white; a result of the photo developing process in darkroom. The advantage
Artist: Azrin Mohd Medium: Acrylic paint on paper and digital print on 4mm clear acrylic Size: 69cm x 32.5cm each panel (Set of 7) Year: 2014 In Azrin Mohd’s studio, echoes call my attention from every angle, echoes so faint yet ever so present. Objects belonging to another space and time are nostalgic witnesses
Artist: Yim Yen Sum Medium: Transferred image on fabric, cloth & rebar Size: 208cm (H) x 247cm (L) x 181cm (W) Year: 2015 Nature for Yim Yen Sum is something really abstract and fluid, almost unreal. And so, this city girl engages the natural landscape almost like an evanescent mirage; it goes beyond one’s
Artist: Haafiz Shahimi Medium: Pyrography Print, Charcoal Spray on Jute Size: 153cm x 273cm Year: 2015