28 May until 22 June 2012
(extended until 6 July 2012)

Flying Goat. Mixed Media. Installation. Various Dimension. 2012

Flying Goat. Mixed Media. Installation. Various Dimension. 2012

Flying in the Rain. Mixed Media. 152cm x 152cm. 2012

Flying in the Rain. Mixed Media. 152cm x 152cm. 2012

Guard. Metal and Fiber Glass. 305cm x 361cm x 107cm. 2012

Guard. Metal and Fiber Glass. 305cm x 361cm x 107cm. 2012

In My Studio. Oil on Canvas. 137cm x 107cm. 2012

In My Studio. Oil on Canvas. 137cm x 107cm. 2012

Iron Roses. Mixed Media. 213cm x 137cm. 2012

Iron Roses. Mixed Media. 213cm x 137cm. 2012

Last One Standing. Oil on Canvas. 183cm x 152cm. 2012

Last One Standing. Oil on Canvas. 183cm x 152cm. 2012

Mutant 1. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Mutant 1. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Mutant 2. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Mutant 2. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Mutant 3. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Mutant 3. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Mutant 4. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Mutant 4. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012

Pegion Circus. Acrylic on Canvas. 91.4cm x 142cm. 2012

Pegion Circus. Acrylic on Canvas. 91.4cm x 142cm. 2012

Rise of the Machine. Print Silkscreen on Canvas. 183cm x 183cm. 2012

Rise of the Machine. Print Silkscreen on Canvas. 183cm x 183cm. 2012

Sheep and the Crow. Mixed Media on Canvas. 152cm x 122cm. 2012

Sheep and the Crow. Mixed Media on Canvas. 152cm x 122cm. 2012

Sheep and the Flying Sausage. Mixed Media. 152cm x 152cm. 2012

Sheep and the Flying Sausage. Mixed Media. 152cm x 152cm. 2012

Sheep. Scrap Metal. 91cm x 91cm x 76cm. 2011

Sheep. Scrap Metal. 91cm x 91cm x 76cm. 2011

The Dream of Flight. Oil on Canvas. 178cm x 152cm. 2012

The Dream of Flight. Oil on Canvas. 178cm x 152cm. 2012

The Shadow of the Blackbird- 1-5. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30cm x 25cm x 25cm. 2012

The Shadow of the Blackbird- 1-5. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30cm x 25cm x 25cm. 2012

The Spiral Machine II. Metal and Fiber Glass. 46cm x 30cm x 25cm. 2012

The Spiral Machine II. Metal and Fiber Glass. 46cm x 30cm x 25cm. 2012

The Spiral Mashine I. Metal and Fiber Glass. 46cm x 30cm x 25cm. 2012

The Spiral Mashine I. Metal and Fiber Glass. 46cm x 30cm x 25cm. 2012

Trap. Scrap Metal. 61cm x 91cm (each). 2011

Trap. Scrap Metal. 61cm x 91cm (each). 2011

Bring Me to the Moon. Mixed Media. Installation. Various Dimension. 2012

Bring Me to the Moon. Mixed Media. Installation. Various Dimension. 2012

Deep Rover. Metal and Fiber Glass. 122cm x 91cm x 91cm. 2012

Deep Rover. Metal and Fiber Glass. 122cm x 91cm x 91cm. 2012

Drawing Studies and Ideas- 1-8. Mixed Media on Canvas. 30.5cm x 30.5cm (each). 2012

Drawing Studies and Ideas- 1-8. Mixed Media on Canvas. 30.5cm x 30.5cm (each). 2012

Dream Machine. Mixed Media on Canvas. 168cm x 122cm. 2011

Dream Machine. Mixed Media on Canvas. 168cm x 122cm. 2011

Evolute Shell I. Oil on Canvas. 153cm x 122cm. 2012

Evolute Shell I. Oil on Canvas. 153cm x 122cm. 2012

Evolute Shell II. Oil on Canvas. 153cm x 122cm. 2012

Evolute Shell II. Oil on Canvas. 153cm x 122cm. 2012

Flying Goat. Mixed Media. Installation. Various Dimension. 2012Flying in the Rain. Mixed Media. 152cm x 152cm. 2012Guard. Metal and Fiber Glass. 305cm x 361cm x 107cm. 2012In My Studio. Oil on Canvas. 137cm x 107cm. 2012Iron Roses. Mixed Media. 213cm x 137cm. 2012Last One Standing. Oil on Canvas. 183cm x 152cm. 2012Mutant 1. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012Mutant 2. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012Mutant 3. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012Mutant 4. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30.5cm x 30.5cm x 30.5cm. 2012Pegion Circus. Acrylic on Canvas. 91.4cm x 142cm. 2012Rise of the Machine. Print Silkscreen on Canvas. 183cm x 183cm. 2012Sheep and the Crow. Mixed Media on Canvas. 152cm x 122cm. 2012Sheep and the Flying Sausage. Mixed Media. 152cm x 152cm. 2012Sheep. Scrap Metal. 91cm x 91cm x 76cm. 2011The Dream of Flight. Oil on Canvas. 178cm x 152cm. 2012The Shadow of the Blackbird- 1-5. Metal and Fiber Glass. 30cm x 25cm x 25cm. 2012The Spiral Machine II. Metal and Fiber Glass. 46cm x 30cm x 25cm. 2012The Spiral Mashine I. Metal and Fiber Glass. 46cm x 30cm x 25cm. 2012Trap. Scrap Metal. 61cm x 91cm (each). 2011Bring Me to the Moon. Mixed Media. Installation. Various Dimension. 2012Deep Rover. Metal and Fiber Glass. 122cm x 91cm x 91cm. 2012Drawing Studies and Ideas- 1-8. Mixed Media on Canvas. 30.5cm x 30.5cm (each). 2012Dream Machine. Mixed Media on Canvas. 168cm x 122cm. 2011Evolute Shell I. Oil on Canvas. 153cm x 122cm. 2012Evolute Shell II. Oil on Canvas. 153cm x 122cm. 2012

About the Show

Then, ready or not, growing up came along and we fall thumping down to the ground. We lose our innocence and learn – most times the harsh way – that life could take a different unexpected turn, one that is not as rosy as we thought it to be. As we travel on day after day, we dream a lot less and for the few that we do, we also have ten arrows of dejection shooting it down.

Before long we find ourselves jaded and tired from trying too hard in life. We find our world to be suffocating, society to be narrow minded, and the conventional thinking to be smothering. Yet, we still crave to fit in. A chicken and egg situation, really.

For an artist, market acceptance of his works doesn’t only raise his commercial value but more importantly, is an indicator and recognition towards his talent and skills. Fair and well, but the dilemma arises when satisfying the market is not at the same time self-fulfilling for the artist. For he dreams vividly, communicates profoundly through visuals, but these could be easily diluted with heavy thoughts on how well will his work be accepted by others instead.

Suhaidi Razi made a conscious decision to put considerations on earnings and popularity aside, and channeled his focus and energy instead to translate his thoughts and feelings into drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations of art. Where ideas link and thinking flow without restrictions, the elevated installations are vast storyboards across various medium. This is what happens when one is unconstrained by any one particular thought in any one particular space. As a result, Dream Pipes challenged Suhaidi Razi and put his personal limits to the test. Consistent to his previous shows, the works here are his personal reflections of awe towards our existence; towards the mysteries of the world; and the progress the humanity has made to today.

Perhaps, for all of us too, the quest is to let go once in a while. Relive the freedom of mind and unrestrictive outlook towards life we all once possess, back when we were most authentic. Only this time, to do so with wisdom tagging along.

Participating Artists

Suhaidi Razi