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green 2012

Seven talented young artists have come together for an exhibition: Green. Putting together fresh new works with new ideas and approach, Green is a positive indication to the current local art scene. For Fawwaz Sukri, Hafidz Shabri, Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Jamil Zakaria, Khairy Shamsudin, Mohd Akhir, and Mohsin Aminuddin, Green could also be seen as the starting point of their professional practice as visual artists. Apart from presenting the opportunity to young talents to share ideas in form of artworks, Green aims to show to the community that the local art scene is thriving with young artists who are aggressive in their pursuit. This collective exhibited in Green are amongst the ones with potential and talent to watch out for.  Every work brings a variety of theme and ideas, and that becomes the strength for every artist in sharing their ideas with the audience. This exhibition also aims to nurture and to groom young artists, which in turn will become role models for the younger generation, to enliven the art world, and to connect them with local, regional, and international art scene. These objectives are carried out through organizing exhibitions and lending support to artists to realize their creative ideas. Their hard work and determination in their practice are clearly visible in their promising artworks. Two of the exhibiting artists are still completing their undergraduate program in local university, and yet, they have begun to show their potential in the art world. As for the others, they have just recently graduated with a degree in their respective fields. Undeniably, there is still room for improvement in their artworks. However, it should be understood that without exposure, experience, experimentation, and support from the community, there would be a void in the local art scene—it would be filled with the same kind of works, which in turn would affect the reputation of visual art in this nation. Given time, some of these young artists will be well on their way to be part of an important generation in the regional art industry. This is a very exciting period in Malaysian art industry. A new wave has begun, and will continue to progress through time. In effort to cultivate young artistic talents, to uplift and build contemporary art in Malaysia, and to strengthen the local culture and creative industry, Green would like to encourage and to shine the spotlight on these new contemporary art practitioners who have previously not been recognized by the prime collection.

syukur ali


KUALA LUMPUR

17 Jalan Pawang 54000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia T +603 4251 4396 F +603 4251 4331 kl@taksu.com SINGAPORE

43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-72 Workloft @ Chip Bee Singapore 278115 T +65 6476 4788 F +65 6476 4787 sing@taksu.com BALI

W Retreat & Spa Bali Jalan Petitenget Seminyak Bali, Indonesia T +62 361 4738106 F +62 361 4738104 bali@taksu.com

Editor Amelia Ong Curator Syukur Ali Catalog Design Jeffrey Lim / Studio 25 Printer Unico Services Artworks & Images Š 2012 Participating Artists All rights reserved. No part of this catalog may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior consent from the artists and gallery.

GREEN

_ ISBN 978 - 981- 07-2799- 4 PAPERBACK

978 - 981- 07-2800- 7 E-BOOK

TAKSU is a leading contemporary art gallery and specialist in Southeast Asia. Representing selections of fine art with distinctive urban edge, we are at the forefront of contemporary art in this region. TAKSU works to forge a platform for established and emerging artists to share their pool of creativity and knowledge through its residency programs and exhibitions. Encapsulating the true meaning of the word TAKSU; divine inspiration, energy, and spirit. Suherwan Abu Director, TAKSU Galleries


green 2012

Seven talented young artists have come together for an exhibition: Green. Putting together fresh new works with new ideas and approach, Green is a positive indication to the current local art scene. For Fawwaz Sukri, Hafidz Shabri, Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Jamil Zakaria, Khairy Shamsudin, Mohd Akhir, and Mohsin Aminuddin, Green could also be seen as the starting point of their professional practice as visual artists. Apart from presenting the opportunity to young talents to share ideas in form of artworks, Green aims to show to the community that the local art scene is thriving with young artists who are aggressive in their pursuit. This collective exhibited in Green are amongst the ones with potential and talent to watch out for.  Every work brings a variety of theme and ideas, and that becomes the strength for every artist in sharing their ideas with the audience. This exhibition also aims to nurture and to groom young artists, which in turn will become role models for the younger generation, to enliven the art world, and to connect them with local, regional, and international art scene. These objectives are carried out through organizing exhibitions and lending support to artists to realize their creative ideas. Their hard work and determination in their practice are clearly visible in their promising artworks. Two of the exhibiting artists are still completing their undergraduate program in local university, and yet, they have begun to show their potential in the art world. As for the others, they have just recently graduated with a degree in their respective fields. Undeniably, there is still room for improvement in their artworks. However, it should be understood that without exposure, experience, experimentation, and support from the community, there would be a void in the local art scene—it would be filled with the same kind of works, which in turn would affect the reputation of visual art in this nation. Given time, some of these young artists will be well on their way to be part of an important generation in the regional art industry. This is a very exciting period in Malaysian art industry. A new wave has begun, and will continue to progress through time. In effort to cultivate young artistic talents, to uplift and build contemporary art in Malaysia, and to strengthen the local culture and creative industry, Green would like to encourage and to shine the spotlight on these new contemporary art practitioners who have previously not been recognized by the prime collection.

syukur ali


Tidak… Jangan Biarkan Ianya Berlaku

f a w w a z s u k r i ’s interest in comics prevails into art as this pop methodology deeply inspires him to visualize it in into his works. Most of his subjects come from comic love stories from the 1960’s such as “Heartthrobs”, having him examine the use of the literary genre tragicomedy that blends aspect of tragic affairs in comical forms. The element of collages represented in his work depicts chain of events pertinent to the main event occurring in the “big picture” and the connection between collages and the main subject is highlighted as the key to delivering the dramatic touch to the art.


green 2012 taksu

b. 1987, Selangor. Bachelor (Hons) 1st Class, Majoring in Painting, Degree in Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam. Vice Chancellor’s Award (2010). Diploma in Fine Art, UiTM Lendu, Alor Gajah, Malacca (2008). Best Student Awards in Fine Art, Pre Graduation, UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor. Dean’s List Awards, Degree (Hons) in Fine Art, Semester 06 & 05, UiTM Shah Alam.Dean’s List Award, Degree (Hons) in Fine Art, Semester 03-04, UiTM Shah Alam. Vice Chancellor’s Award, Diploma in Fine Art, UiTM Malacca (2009). Dean’s List Award, Diploma in Fine Art, Semester 01 through 06, UiTM Malacca (2006–2008).

acrylic & collage on canvas 183 x 91 cm 2012


mixed media on canvas 152 x 183 cm 2012


h a f i d z s h a b r i constructs his ideas based on the modernisation of Malaysian traditions which signifies changes in the way of life, culturally and economically. In order to move forward, lifestyle differences alters human thinking and perception with the present life setting. In his pieces, depth plays a major part in perspective to give the illusion that movement has been made through that course of time. Hafidz proposes that depth brings warmth to the community but only to be overwhelmed and lost by urbanizations, leaving the viewer dazed, numb and most imperatively, alone.

b. 1987, Selangor. Bachelor (Hons) Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam, Vice Chancellor’s Award (2011). Diploma in Fine Art , UiTM, Kelantan Vice Chancellor’s Award (2009). 2nd Prize, KOBENA logo competition. 3rd Prize, RTM Bakat I Juara Lukisan( Lan.. Melukis Bah). Fine Art Department Best Student

One Step at a Time

Award, UiTM (2006-2008, 2010). Dean’s List Award, UiTM (2007-2009, 2010). Student Scholarship Award, Jabatan Perhkidmatan Awam (2009). SMK Seri Kuantan Bandar Damansara Kuantan, Best SPM Art Student Award (2005). Freelance concept & storyboard artist at Illusion Maya Animation Studio (20072012).

green 2012 taksu


h i s y a m u d d i n a b d u l l a h expert minute observations brings alive the canvases he thoroughly draws onto. He used his own father as the main subject for his work and he tries to capture the essence of rural life of his father which he has experienced earlier and is his biggest source of inspiration. His observation that Kasih Sayang (Love) is gradually being neglected between parents and children, persuades him to paint his own father as the subject of his showcased artwork. This personal choice of subject is also a reflection of the affectionate relationship between the artist and his father. b. 1989, Terrenganu. B.A in Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam (2012). Diploma in Fine Art, UiTM, Kelantan (2010). Consolation Prize, Pesta Open Art Competition, \Balai Seni Lukis Pulau Pinang. 1st Prize, Mix Media, Tanjong Heritage. National Level Art Competition. 1st Prize, Oil/Acrylic, Tanjong Heritage. National Level Art Competition. Consolation Prize, Charcoal/Pencil/ Ink, Tanjong Heritage. National Level Art Competition. Incentive Awards, Open Show, Shah Alam Gallery

Father charcoal on canvas 182 x 198 c m 2012

green 2012 taksu


green 2012 taksu

Tenggelam Timbul 2


j a m i l z a k a r i a ’s artworks are a play of steel wires to create forms that resembles a human and on the other hand, a household item of a sort. Jamil’s definition of fine art is not confined to a two dimensional structure. Like vines, the wires intertwine in a manner providing the impression of confinement from the trapped figure. Outwardly, his work gives the appearance of a lightweight material but in spite of this, the actual structure holds a sturdy and lasting weight. Jamil’s design process goes way back to paper where visualizing its final structure requires a lot of patience and determination. b.1985, Kedah. B.A in Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam (2008). Diploma in Fine Art, UiTM, Malacca (2006). Exhibited in Art Fair International, New Delhi, India (2012). Exhibited in ‘ARTRANGLE’ National Art Gallery (2010). 2nd round finalist in OITA sculpture competition, Japan (2010). Consolation prize, Shah Alam Gallery (2010). International Exhibition Mail Art “Masters Mystery Art Show Miami” (2007). Dean’s List Award, UiTM, Malacca (2006). 2nd Prize, Pertandingan Arca Pasir, UiTM (2006). steel wire 120 x 87 x 30 c m 2012

1st Prize, Competition Alpha, (1999)


In


k h a i r y s h a m s u d i n mocks self-identity with a complexity to garner public responses towards the idea that people exhibit their identities through the portrayal of their daily lives and the action and inaction concerning the events around them. The piece characteristically aims to express that the result of not being able to carve a significant identity for ourselves, we tend to look into society to take a cue from the surrounding occurrences. This is done with a careless disregard of the impact it makes on individuals as thus, resulting in a society largely suffering from massive levels of social vices, distorted economical, environmental, physical and psychological growth. b. 1988, Penang. Diploma in Art and Design, Industrial Design. Majoring in Transport Design, UiTM, Merbok Kedah (2009). B.A in Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam, Majoring in Painting (2012). Exhibited in the Transport Design Diploma Show (2009). Paricipated in Malaysia’s longest mural, Putrajaya (2010). Internship at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space Bandung, Indonesia (2011). Transport Design, Art & Design Department Best Student Award (2009). Honourable mention for Nando’s annual art competition, “Perify Your Art” (2012). Consolation, “Kempen Hapus Cetak Rompak” Lim Kok Wing University (2011). Participated in Watercolor Competition, National Art Gallery (2010)

Between

mixed media on canvas 183 x 152 cm 2012

green 2012 taksu


m o h d a k h i r works in a large-scale format when illustrating his realistic meticulous rendering made of oil as his preferred choice of medium. An elegance that exudes from the subject possesses a blend of eroticism and mystery. With a keen eye and interest in photography, Mohd Akhir’s sense of compositions enhances the female figure to convey an appeal of anonymity and ambiguity to the personage. b. 1986, Penang. B.A in Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam. Diploma in Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam. Graduated from SMK Telok Kumbar/ SMK Seri Balik Pulau. Exhibited in Young and vibrant, 2012, HOM and Chinahouse; Penang. Shah Alam Open Show, 2012, Galery Shah Alam.

green 2012 taksu

oil on canvas 213 x 152 c m 2012

Beautiful Lie


green 2012 taksu

Monochrome aluminum plate and wood frame 187 x 92 c m 2012


m o h s i n a m i n u d d i n uses a minimalist approach in his work, which he attempts to portray the existence of wind. Rationally, we are aware that wind can’t be seen but can be felt. However the nature of wind can be seen through his artwork. Setting his piece with geometrical pieces of aluminum plates, wind movement is comprehended with the waving of the plates. With each movement it creates, the artist strives to evoke a sense of logic for the mind to acknowledge the presence of the wind. Mohsin explores the different possibilities, random, irregular and unparalleled thinking in his artworks. b. 1987, Kuala Lumpur. Bachelor (Hons) Fine Art, UiTM, Shah Alam (2010 to present). Diploma in Fine Art , UiTM, Malacca (2010). Exhibited in “1st Chapter”, UITM, Shah Alam (2012). Nando’s perify art 2012 Connectivity, Bangsar Village, Kuala Lumpur. Citra Terengganu, Muzium Terengganu, Terengganu (2010). Diploma Show “TUNAS ILHAM 6” Exhibition, UiTM, Shah Alam (2010). “TANPANNYA BUDI” Exhibition, National Art Gallery (2009). Grand Prize Winner for Banner Pro-StarKL Competition, Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur (2003).


KUALA LUMPUR

17 Jalan Pawang 54000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia T +603 4251 4396 F +603 4251 4331 kl@taksu.com SINGAPORE

43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-72 Workloft @ Chip Bee Singapore 278115 T +65 6476 4788 F +65 6476 4787 sing@taksu.com BALI

W Retreat & Spa Bali Jalan Petitenget Seminyak Bali, Indonesia T +62 361 4738106 F +62 361 4738104 bali@taksu.com

Editor Amelia Ong Curator Syukur Ali Catalog Design Jeffrey Lim / Studio 25 Printer Unico Services Artworks & Images Š 2012 Participating Artists All rights reserved. No part of this catalog may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronically, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior consent from the artists and gallery.

GREEN

_ ISBN 978 - 981- 07-2799- 4 PAPERBACK

978 - 981- 07-2800- 7 E-BOOK

TAKSU is a leading contemporary art gallery and specialist in Southeast Asia. Representing selections of fine art with distinctive urban edge, we are at the forefront of contemporary art in this region. TAKSU works to forge a platform for established and emerging artists to share their pool of creativity and knowledge through its residency programs and exhibitions. Encapsulating the true meaning of the word TAKSU; divine inspiration, energy, and spirit. Suherwan Abu Director, TAKSU Galleries

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