“The ‘lady’ in the piece is the building. Very much like the way someone might give their car, house, etc a name, I gave the building character and a sex. of course we don’t think of buildings as living creatures or entities but I do. So then just like everyone and everything around us, it’ll age with time..
She’s ‘Brooding’ because she can’t go anywhere. Her paint will chip away, her facade will lose it’s youthfulness and she’ll slowly fade over time. She’ll be out of fashion soon.
Everyday the Sun will rise and set at the same place on her beautiful facade. .
In this this piece the LADY laments as the hours tick by, the people walk up and down the pavement, oblivious to her frustrations. The days become years.
The sky in this piece reflects her dilemma as she awaits for a new day to begin again….and….again.
The BROODING LADY however has a redeeming promise… THAT’S HOPE. Note the perspective. Dark on one side and light on the other? Life can be wrought with problems at times but all it takes is for you to keep going… turn the corner and things WILL get better. Hence the perspective.
The underlying message behind this piece is HOPE.
Morning. A single word that heralds the beginning of new things. The start of something new. REBIRTH. I have often felt that the sky is the most overlooked as we go about out daily routine, more so in the times we live in where every hour of the day right down to the last minute is planned and swept away by a variety of commitments. In this piece the sky holds court and speaks of the promise of a new day. It is beautiful, dreamy, enormous and at times ethereal. The promise of HOPE is in the Sun that breaks through the clouds. Strength is seen in the lonely and quiet path that only YOU know you must walk. The courage is seeing it to the end of that path and finding yourself along the way. The destination has always been there waiting for you.
the underlying message in this piece is HOPE and a chance to begin anew with STRENGTH and COURAGE.
Thanks to Terence Toh of The Star for the write-up on “IN OUR OWN WAY II”, a collaboration between three private art galleries( Artemis Art, Lua Gallery and Titik Merah).
Exhibition is on till the 10 th of July 2016 at CREATIVE SPACE, Balai Seni Lukis Negara (National Art Gallery).
Official opening ceremony for”In Our Own Way II” at CREATIVE SPACE, Balai Seni Visual Negara (National Art Gallery). The exhibition features outsider art from several collectives and individual artists. Curated by Tan Sei Hon, it will run till July 10th, 2016
Individual pieces shown are mine. Image of me standing with wood sculpture and artist Cheev is my favourite.
Kuala Lumpur, 2nd May 2016 The Voice International Music Awards 2016 (VIMA MUSIC AWARDS 2016) have released the list of final nominees for the regional music awards platform. Leading the way were Sekumpulan Orang Gila (SOG) with an incredible 11 nominations, followed…
Of a series I started doing. ‘virtual frame’ in place. smile emoticon
*see the two previous postings to see the start of the series8
Note: This was actually the exact spot I sat in (the car) whilst I waited for work to start. Parked in the corner, awaiting the sound to be set up. First I took a couple of shots and then the next week, I brought a sketchpad along. Finally, on canvas paper.