JULY 2, 2016. 6PM
JULY 2 - JULY 19, 2016.
With the abundance of wood resources available in George Town, Penang, these 7 artists decided to explore ways to utilize these resources to create works of art.
Mohd Hasnizan Othman.
Hasnizan graduated from Uitm Seri Iskandar Perak with a diploma in 2005, and furthered his studies in UiTM Shah Alam in Sculpture making with a minor in Printmaking in 2009. He has worked in many fields as fisherman, farmer, goat breeder and factory worker. Only until recently, he started making art again. He now lives and works in Penang.
Hoo Fan Chon.
Based in George Town, he completed his BA Photography at the London College of Communication and has exhibited in Kuala Lumpur, Cologne, London and Seoul. He was one of the finalists for Saatchi Gallery’s 2010 New Sensations, Photographer’s gallery ‘Fresh Eyes, Wild Face’ and mentioned in Caitlin Guide 2011. His practice involves investigating the process of cultural translation. He is interested in examining the residues of this process in which attempts to translate or assimilate was made but at times result in an unexpected and incoherent manner. He is currently the founder and one of the members of an artist collective - Run Amok Gallery based in George Town, Penang.
Falah Naim, who goes by IMMJN (pronounced as "imagine"), is a graphic designer. Previously working full time as a Junior Art Director, he now works as a freelancer and tries to participate in more art shows. Originally from Penang, he’s been in KL for the past 10 years. He loves straight lines, geometry and grids and it shows in his artwork. He’s currently obsessed with hexagons and is envious of architects for their understanding of perspective and ability to draw straight lines without a ruler.
Bibichun is a painter who concerns himself with issues such as authorship, identity and what construes as a “public site” in the context of George Town (Penang). Over the past few years, he had devised a few clandestine projects, as his interventions towards existing mural works, privately-owned walls, or discarded objects. He then studies the reactions and responses from the public, hoping to help him better understand these issues. Bibichun has participated in group shows and festivals around the world including, Urban Folklore (Kunstraum, Innsburk), Weapon of Mass Change, G40 (Art Whino, Maryland) and Beyond Pressure Contemporary Art Festival (Yangon).
The Sliz is well known as a Malaysian artist who is diverse and versatile with his artistic style. Constantly exploring different mediums, he manages to execute each work in highly skilled manner without compromising the quality of the works. He has been exploring art since he was young and his parents had been very supportive by encouraging his passion. Although his style has evolved over the years but his purpose has always remained the same – he sees art as a passion that helps occupy his time and says that it’s the most comfortable and closest thing to his heart.
Kangblabla uses character design as a means of communicating messages on the beauty of diversity and unity through equality. He believes how a person projects themselves can tell a lot about their personality and he uses that in creating his own characters. He then makes up back stories for these characters to send a message that will unfold in the coming future in the form of street art, paintings, illustrations, comics, sculpture and even poetry.
Sattama is a multidisciplinary self-taught artist. The name of Sattama came from the combination of his real name, Satria Utama, coincidently means transcendence in Sanskrit.