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Oil, acrylic, texture paste, gesso, polyurethane and cut canvas on canvas and jute
Dimensions: 183cm (H) x 183cm (W) / 72" (H) x 72" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Medium: Oil, Acrylic, Texture Paste, Gesso, Polyurethane and Cut Canvas on Canvas and Jute
Size: 61cm x 61cm (9 panels)
A nine panel artworks of 2 feet by feet with a closer inspection reveals a portraiture of a child in a complete dystopian scenery. Dead flies or broken wings that fills with sadness and pure darkness shows an area of a slum which contradicts a euphoria hope. One of Husni’s hallmarks is a curiosity for textures, and he often experiments with different methods for achieving ways to employ textures innovatively. By choosing a cement grey palette, Husni builds on textures that are reminiscent of rubble, endowing his painting with a cold industrial feel.
With this painting, Husni strikes a balance between experimental and formal artistic practices. By contrasting finishes and textures, adding areas of gloss, and utilizing a minimal colour field, he attempts to widen the field of neo-expressionist painting within Malaysia. Additionally, his discussion of a thoroughly current subject – social media – displays an innate understanding of the issues that society faces today. As such, this mix of current content and explorative techniques results in a work that is appealing to contemporary audiences on several levels.
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Hometown: Negeri Sembilan
Based in: Kuala Lumpur
Husni Osman is an emerging Malaysian contemporary artist that is quickly gaining prominence within the local arts scene. The raw brush strokes and untainted innocence within his neo-expressionist works provides a refreshing development and new insight into the Malaysian contemporary art industry.
Trained in landscape architecture, young Husni Osman took leave of his then-career upon bearing witness to the art of Mark Rothko. Overwhelmed and enthralled into the world of art, he took to the streets as a street painter, simultaneously learning and practising his art. A testament to his life as a street painter, his largest installation of 36 portraits titled 'Why Are You Wearing those Blue Glasses' are his personal expressions of the many persons he met along the way, and even of those he never met...it is a portrait of the Malaysian society, of people from disparate walks of life that face common challenges in life.
Self taught since 2008, Husni had his first solo exhibition titled "City" Boy in early 2015 wherein his collection of portraits 'Why Are You Wearing those Blue Glasses?' was showcased and gained much media attention.
His artworks are exhibited and collected both locally and internationally in Germany and Vienna.
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