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Acrylic, carbon powder, ink, paper cutting and collage on paper on wooden board
Dimensions: 128cm (H) x 107cm (W) / 50.4" (H) x 42.1" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Imagining a time post apocalypse, Haslin ponders on the ways of the world in such a time. Metaphorically, the artificial intelligence forms within Dark Souls are reflective of his emotions, his worry…of the many sides of Haslin Ismail. A young father of two, he carves a looming dark figure in the background duly denoting the fear that resides within him for the uncertain future of his family, a sense of fear that resides in every one of us…a natural sense of fear that resides in any father for the well being of their children.
Primarily working with mixed media, Dark Souls is Haslin’s answer to the overall drawing concept of the show. The artwork represents his individualistic mark-marking – a raw mixed media drawing on paper where we are privy to his intricately detailed drawings, achieved through his freehand application of the ink pen. Concurrently, Haslin further expresses his mark through an alternate form of media; his renowned paper cutting skills to draw the imagery of choice. Curious and studious, Haslin is an artist that is always interested in new ways and techniques for his art. In the essence of drawing, Dark Souls stands as his learning process as he works to refine his paper-based works and due experimentation with carbon powder.
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Hometown: Johor, Malaysia
Based in: Kuala Lumpur
Haslin Bin Ismail was born in 1984 in Malaysia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia. In 2011 he was the Grand Prize Winner of Bakat Muda Sezaman. In 2010 he was the Winner of Visual Art (Painting) category in the Selangor Young Talents' Award. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Singapore and Malaysia.
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