Duration: May 9 – June 20, 2009
Venue 1 : Galeri Chandan, Bukit Damansara
Venue 2 : DCA Fine Art, Los Angeles, United
 
Koboi Malaya Dua Bukit

Koboi Malaya Dua Bukit

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 182 cm x 183 cm ( each ) Year: 2009 Artist: Masnoor Ramli Mahmud

Tarzan Malaya

Tarzan Malaya

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 244 cm x 211 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Masnoor Ramli Mahmud

Dream : I Can't Bring It Back

Dream : I Can't Bring It Back

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 152.5 cm x 183 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Masnoor Ramli Mahmud

We Came Far Away from The East

We Came Far Away from The East

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 176cm x 265 cm ( 2 Panels ) Year: 2009 Artist : Masnoor Ramli Mahmud

Bleach

Bleach

Medium: Mixed Media on Jute Size: 300 cm x 282 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Hamir Soib

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Medium: Mixed Media on Jute Size: 214 cm x 122 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Hamir Soib

Dengan Seurat Benang

Dengan Seurat Benang

Medium: oil & bitumen on Canvas Size: 183cm x 122 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Hamir Soib

Kambing Hitam

Kambing Hitam

Medium: Acrylic,oil & bitumen on Canvas Size: 198cm x 300.5 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Hamir Soib

Infinity IX

Infinity IX

Medium: Acrylic and charcoal on Canvas Size: 200 cm x 200 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Bayu Utomo Radjikin

The Potrait X

The Potrait X

Medium: Acrylic and charcoal on Canvas Size: 200 cm x 146cm Year: 2009 Artist : Bayu Utomo Radjikin

The Potrait X

The Potrait X

Medium: Acrylic and charcoal on Canvas Size: 200 cm x 146 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Infinity VIII

Infinity VIII

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 200 cm x 300 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Circus : After Warning! Tapir Crossing

Circus : After Warning! Tapir Crossing

Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas Size: 195cm x 340 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Shukri Mohamed

Kenduri

Kenduri

Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas Size: 152 cm x 179 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Shukri Mohamed

Demi Masa

Demi Masa

Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas Size: 150 cm x 174 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Shukri Mohamed

Slogan Hutan

Slogan Hutan

Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas Size: 178 cm x 152 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Shukri Mohamed

Kuarantin

Kuarantin

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 183 cm x 183 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Fuad Osman

Wasiat Sulaiman

Wasiat Sulaiman

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 230 cm x 280.5 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Fuad Osman

Melugai

Melugai

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 230 cm x 280.5 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Fuad Osman

To Whom It May Concern

To Whom It May Concern

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 194 cm x 266 cm Year: 2009 Artist : Ahmad Fuad Osman

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 182 cm x 183 cm ( each )
Year: 2009	
Artist: Masnoor Ramli MahmudMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 244 cm x 211 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Masnoor Ramli MahmudMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 152.5 cm x 183 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Masnoor Ramli MahmudMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 176cm x 265 cm ( 2 Panels )
Year: 2009	
Artist : Masnoor Ramli MahmudMedium: Mixed Media on Jute
Size: 300 cm x 282 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Hamir SoibMedium: Mixed Media on Jute
Size: 214 cm x 122 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Hamir SoibMedium: oil & bitumen on Canvas
Size: 183cm x 122 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Hamir SoibMedium: Acrylic,oil & bitumen on Canvas
Size: 198cm x 300.5 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Hamir SoibMedium: Acrylic and charcoal on Canvas
Size: 200 cm x 200 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Bayu Utomo RadjikinMedium: Acrylic and charcoal on Canvas
Size: 200 cm x 146cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Bayu Utomo RadjikinMedium: Acrylic and charcoal on Canvas
Size: 200 cm x 146 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Bayu Utomo RadjikinMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 200 cm x 300 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Bayu Utomo RadjikinMedium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 195cm x 340 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Shukri MohamedMedium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 152 cm x 179 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Shukri MohamedMedium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 150 cm x 174 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Shukri MohamedMedium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Size: 178 cm x 152 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Shukri MohamedMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 183 cm x 183 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Fuad OsmanMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 230 cm x 280.5 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Fuad OsmanMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 230 cm x 280.5 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Fuad OsmanMedium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 194 cm x 266 cm
Year: 2009	
Artist : Ahmad Fuad Osman
 

MATAHATI is a loose collective of five leading Malaysian contemporary artists: Ahmad Fuad Osman, Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Hamir Soib @ Mohamed and Masnoor Ramli Mahmud. Formed in 1989 while the five were studying together at UiTM, Matahati has grown into the most important and influential artists’ group in the history of Malaysian art. Matahati is not founded on formal or stylistic principle, and is not fashioned as a distinctive aesthetic movement. Rather, what binds the members together is a unity of purpose, originating in their student days and maintained in the fluid structure and spirit of mutual respect and camaraderie. They share an interest in current social, political, and aesthetic issues, but – except for their overarching dedication to the visual refinement of complex concepts and their employment of virtuosic technique – the members of Matahati work and evolve separately. Even so, this “team of individuals” has retained its cohesion for almost two decades, mounting on the average an exhibition a year and rapidly gaining international attention.

Since their first group exhibition in 1993, the artists of Matahati have not stopped intriguing, enlightening, influencing and shaking up new Malaysian art and captivating the imaginations of art lovers and art professionals, internationally as well as locally. They stand out, individually and collectively, for their broad exploration across the visual arts and their boldly pluralistic experimentation with old and new media, visual and performed. They engage in painting, installation, video, performance, theatre, music and film – so far.

In view of Matahati’s ceaseless involvement and continuous vision, in this their twentieth anniversary, Galeri Chandan in its collaborative effort with Ad.verse, Los Angeles-based DCA Fine Art and Atmesfer present Matahati ke Matadunia (Matahati in the Eyes of the World). This is to be Matahati’s introduction to the United States. The group has made its presence felt in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and as far abroad as Great Britain, but this is Matahati’s initial foray into the Western Hemisphere. This exhibition is the crucial stepping stone toward Matahati artists’ possibilities in the West, a special opportunity for networking in new art scenes and for bringing their artistic careers to new heights. As an international showcase, Matahati ke Matadunia serves the efforts of the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts & Heritage and the National Art Gallery of Malaysia to bring Malaysian fine art to a wider audience.

J ANURENDRA

Prelude to Matahati ke Matadunia exhibition will be showcased at Galeri Chandan on 11 March to 15 March 2009 before taking off to Los Angeles at the end of April.