8 – 29 July 2011

underworldiv

underworldiv

vintage

vintage

whatareyoulookingat

whatareyoulookingat

whatrulookingat

whatrulookingat

arabpening

arabpening

beyondkabuki

beyondkabuki

bisoncrossing

bisoncrossing

blackphoenix

blackphoenix

bluephoenix

bluephoenix

bribe

bribe

ceritakedaikopi

ceritakedaikopi

disanvantages

disanvantages

fairyland

fairyland

flyingmachinell

flyingmachinell

harleydavidson

harleydavidson

ihavethebodyofmachine

ihavethebodyofmachine

marilynmonroe

marilynmonroe

najibmona

najibmona

noplacelikehome

noplacelikehome

polo

polo

poloi

poloi

redphoenix

redphoenix

renewalll

renewalll

s.t.a.m.p

s.t.a.m.p

studydrawingparti

studydrawingparti

studydrawingpartii

studydrawingpartii

thecitythatneversleeps

thecitythatneversleeps

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About the show

Signs are often defined as an indication of works or things that are going to happen in a certain place or time. It can also be known as an object, quality or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurance of something else. For example, signs can be seen in the Egyptian and Chinese characters that represents spirituality and prosperity.

Symbolism is often described as a use of symbols to express the abstract or mystical ideas and the essence of things by suggestion. Just like signs, symbols stands for something. However, symbols tend to be richer in meaning as it is usually an image or a physical object that represents something intangible or difficult to define. In this exhibition, symbols are portrayed in the form of figures and cityscapes.

Icons on the other hand, represent an image or symbol that has a sacred significance as particularly represented, important or loved by a group of individuals, place or a period in history. For instance, until today the depiction of Marilyn Monroe and Mona Lisa has always been regarded by people all over the world as someone significant during their era.

As a whole, this theme epitomizes a great communication power to humans. It inculcates beliefs and form characters that underpin social structures.Signs, Symbols & Icons showcases works by Anisa Abdullah, Hirzaq Haris and Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj. This exhibition sees how they explore their true potential and how they take on different types of art making of collage, drawing and using mixed media to undertake these topics.

 

Participating Artists

Anisa Abdullah
Hirzaq Harris
Najib Ahmad Bamadhaj