Graduation Show: MA Contemporary Practice

My colleagues from Bob Associates Dino Hafian, June Lai, Ahmad Effendy, Eddino Hadi and Apad members Mr. Abdul Rahman Rais and Sazali Rahmat. My colleagues made me a T-shirt as gift which reads “Call me Batik Master” – ahem!
My batik installation. The label reads:

VEHICLE 1: FANTASY OF FLIGHT
Batik on cotton, fitted to a pentagon dome structure
made of aluminium tubes. 300cm x 76cm x 5 panels

My research and practice for this MA programme concerns batik-painting in contemporary art-making.
I find in this technique an expressive medium for extending my long-standing practice of drawing with ink on rice paper. The explicit traces and cracklings of wax presented a wealth of expression subjected to various element of chance. Cloth on the other hand, as a convention for adorning bodies presented a wealth of possibility in artistic projection.
My inspiration are derived from a meditated practice of ‘automatic drawings’, which often resulted in fantastical morphing of organic forms juxtaposed with mundane objects. They postulate the complexities of recognizing our ethnic originality, which are a confluence of cultural conditioning and preoccupation with contemporary settings. Paraphernalia of flight happens to be one of the recurring phenomena in my drawings.

6 thoughts on “Graduation Show: MA Contemporary Practice

  1. I love your pentagonal dome and I am wondering how you joined the aluminum tubes at the top

  2. Terima Kasih. Terserahlah apa yang dimengertikan. Tujuan saya dengan karya ini adalah untuk membuka minda masyarakat supaya dapat menerima keupayaan medium batik dalam seni kontempori. Sekiranya kita langsung terus-terusan mengetengahkan gambaran kampungan dalam bingkai atau pola-pola kuno yang sememangnya diharapkan – maka adakah telah puas kita cuba memajukan seni membatik?. Pandangan tradisional yang membantah sudah diduga. Saya harap karya ini telah dapat mengetengahkan keupayaan batik sebagai bahan expressi yang mencatit pergerakan lukisan dengan berkesan yang dapat dipersembahkan dengan cara yang segar walupun berbeza i.e. menyelubungi suatu bentuk tubuh (Form).

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