26 March 2011

Taman Syifa’ – Harum pada Khasiat II

Taman Syifa’ – Harum pada Khasiat II

Acrylic, dry bond on canvas, 91.5cm x 122.5cm, 2010

Pohon II

Pohon II

Clay & oxides, Variable dimensions, 2006

Pohon I

Pohon I

Clay & oxides, Variable dimensions, 2006

Pohon II

Pohon II

Clay & oxides, Variable dimensions, 2006

Rimbun II

Rimbun II

Clay & oxides, Variable dimensions, 2006

Hammer

Hammer

Fabric , wire & 2k paint, 140cm x 210cm, 2011

Zuraimi Abdul Rahim

Menganyam Pixels

Menganyam Pixels

Mixed Media on canvas, 183cm x 172cm, 2011

Nasir Baharuddin

Tulisan Kehidupan 2 (Work, Purges Disillusionment)

Tulisan Kehidupan 2 (Work, Purges Disillusionment)

Mixed media with suspended toy on canvas & ply, 141cm x 188cm x 31cm, 2010

Suhaimi Fadzir

Shaolin Spirit I

Shaolin Spirit I

Acrylic on canvas, 152cm x 122cm, 2011

Choong Kam Kaw

Hutan Tadahan 9/12

Hutan Tadahan 9/12

Mixed media on canvas, 97cm x 50cm (diptych), 2008

Crumpled

Crumpled

Oil on jute, 122cm x 122cm, 2011

Saiful Razman Kassim

Green Earth I

Green Earth I

Watercolor, 56cm x 76cm, 2010

Wong Seng Tong

Seladang di Tepi Bendang

Seladang di Tepi Bendang

Mixed media on canvas, 214cm x 173cm, 2011

Shafee Ramli

Tsunami

Tsunami

Aluminum, 140cm x 193cm x 11cm, 2011

Ramlan Abdullah

Tangisan Ambon

Tangisan Ambon

56cm x 70cm x 80cm, Forged, fabricated & painted steel, 2008

Raja Shahriman Raja Azidin

Imagine I

Imagine I

Sumi and oil on wood, Variable dimensions, 2011

Juhari Said

Imagine III

Imagine III

Sumi and oil on wood, Variable dimensions, 2011

Juhari Said

About the show

Semangat Chandan: Journeys of Contemporary Artists from the Land of Grace marks the second chapter of Galeri Chandan’s efforts to document and acknowledge the contemporary art practices of those that hail from the state of Perak.

It takes off where the first Semangat Chandan exhibition left off in June 2008, and again, sets its twenty-one participating artists metaphorically against the backdrop of the resplendent Bukit Chandan in the historic town of Kuala Kangsar and Perak’s rich cultural heritage as a whole.

Semangat Chandan serves as a vehicle to gather these artists under the theme of a shared identity, but as artist Hasnul Jamal Saidon cautioned in the first installment of the exhibition, it “should not be seen as a literal and parochial representation of Perak”, but instead, an epitome of “a point of return for the participating artists, to a shared sense of belonging and origin, more than a place of birth.” (Hasnul Jamal Saidon, Semangat Chandan exhibition catalogue, 2008)

Today, that sense of return or homecoming is compounded by a spirit of convergence, as a number of the participating artists in the inaugural Semangat Chandan are exhibiting once again and are joined by others who come from their home state.

Participating Artists

Abu Bakar Idris
Choong Kam Kow
Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid (Lat)
Daud Abdul Rahim
Fauzin Mustafa
Ham Rabeah Kamarun
Hasanul Isyraf Idris
Hasnul Jamal Saidon
Husin Hourmain
Juhari Said
Kamal Sabran
Nasir Baharuddin
Nurhanim Khairuddin
Raja Azhar Idris
Raja Shahriman Raja Aziddin
Ramlan Abdullah
Saiful Razman Kassim
Shafee Ramli
Suhaimi Fadzir
Wong Seng Tong
Zuraimi Abdul Rahim