View In Room
View In Room
Oil colour in epoxy laminate
Dimensions: 152.4cm(H) x 167.6cm(W) x 7.6cm(D) / 60"(H) x 66"(W) x 3"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Negaraku is a construct of my country,
in which the citizens are treated as political tools.
The majority race of Malaysia is Malay, and there are policies
in place to ensure their sovereignty. The discriminating policies
are justified by the idea that citizens of other races are
doing much better and slowly taking over the economy
and even the government.
These usually come in the form of grants and government loans.
However, this is just the icing; in truth, they are“farmed” for votes.
Political ideals never die, only people;
The image is set in an abattoir where a micro-ecology
is sustained in a ‘cycle of life’, The pig is a symbol of
impulsive pleasures and excess.
In this picture they are livestock, kept in comfort and
harvested for votes to keep the masters wealthy.
This frames a monumental human tragedy arising
from our insecurities and cowardice. Sadly this is what
I feel plagues people from moving forward, growing
beyond our boundaries to become truly greater.
How do we wake up from cake?
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Hometown: Kuala Lumpur
Lives and Works: Kuala Lumpur
Painting, printmaking, sculpture
A Curiosity of how people and things work
led me to making things which allow an examination
of my location by means of stories.
The artwork become my workspace where
I draw up aspects and matters
relating to my address.
The several bodies of work I make;
provide ‘routes for exploration’ to an idea.
Selected Solo Exhibitions (start from the most recent)
Harum busuk. Open studio, Malaysia
Invisible lives: Tempting Frailty, ChanHampe galleries, Singapore
About Marvin, Open studio
Inconsequential consequences of hope, Wei Ling Gallery, Malaysia
First harvest, A2 Gallery, Malaysia
Selected Group Exhibitions
>Being Human, Artstage Singapore
>The Artist and the muse, Asian Art Museum, UM
>Maritime Silk Road Art Fest 2015, Shanghai
>Home coming show, Galeri Chandan
>Art expo@ Matrade/ Pace gallery
>Malaysian eye/ Start @Saatchi gallery, Galeri Chandan
>Alter ego, Galeri Chandan
>The big picture, Museum of Asian art, University Malaya
>Malaysian Eye, Ritz Carlton
>Transit AO, MAARS
>Nalanda charity art show, NN gallery
>Transit AO, MAARS, Malaysia
>Kembara Jiwa, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
>A4, Transit, HOM, Malaysia
>Skin, F-Klub, HOM, Malaysia
>Das Gebet, NNgallery, Malaysia
>Featured artist with Bayu Utomo Radjkin, HOM, Malaysia
>Open Studio, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, U.S.A.
>A meter perspective, House of Matahati, Malaysia
>Malaysian Open, Balai seni lukis Negara, Malaysia
>Live draw, Ramli Ibrahim at Sutra gallery, Malaysia
>The year that was, Weiling-gallery, Malaysia
>Susurmasa/50 years of Malaysian art, Balai seni lukis negara, Malaysia
>Three new voices, Weiling-gallery, Malaysia
>Deciphering the body, a2artgallery, Malaysia
>Black and white show, a2artgallery, Malaysia
>Filtered, Weiling-gallery, Malaysia
>Landskap Malaysia, Balai seni lukis negara, Malaysia
>Scripted Bodies, Reka Art Space, Malaysia
>The Malaysian Open Show, Balai seni lukis negara, Malaysia
2010 Vermont studio center
2010 Vermont Studio Center grant, USA
2009 Alternate Artist, VSC Freeman Fellowship, USA
2008 Alternate Artist, VSC Freeman Fellowship, USA
2006 Cannes Finalist for television. / KFC. / Popcorn Chicken
2001 Best Case Study Award. / HFD:McEDCommunications Essentials,
Strategic consideration and executions for ‘Truly Asia’ Campaign
2000 The Kancil award (Best Print Campaign) / educational exhibition
2000 The New York Festivals / Public service campaign. / P.A.N &
1999 Times Asia-Pacific advertising award / Harley Davidson Motorcycles
and apparels Sdn. Bhd.
1999 London International Advertising Award / Public service campaign.
P.A.N & Country Farms
National Art Gallery, Malaysia
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