Remembrance of Traumas Past
Artist: Haslin Ismail
Medium: Acrylic, Oil Pastel, Charcoal Powder, Paper Collage and Scrap Wood on Canvas
Size: 183cm x 153cm
The excerpts presented in this piece are of the history of Tanah Melayu from the Japanese Inquisition, WW2 and the Portuguese Era. As a Malaysian, Haslin likens the criticism and backlash of his works to the days where Tanah Melayu was too weak to defend herself against the colonial masters, eventually succumbing to their control due to fear.