I think I have been to almost all of RA Fine Arts, the Gallery exhibitions since 2007, but sadly, I don't think I've ever posted about any exhibitions yet, as much as I've always wanted to. I took photos every time, but in the end I never blogged anything. (Facebook albums shared with friends do not count eventhough I posted quite a number back then).
I suppose the reason I haven't been blogging about it (apart from being busy) is because my expectations are too high on myself. Especially being surrounded by artistically inclined people in the local art scene. Without me realizing, I created unnecessary pressure on myself to translate what I feel and the thoughts in my mind into words. But now, I think I've accepted the fact. I am no professional art-critic. Far from it. Just someone who enjoys the arts and its beauty. I enjoy seeing and be in touch with my thoughts and feelings when I see it. Praises to God for the inspiration and for granting me those feelings and giving me the chance to enjoy all this.
So, that's the not so short story of the BIRTH of my first post on an art exhibition! This post. :)
|While waiting for the press conference.|
|Meet the artist, Akhmal Asyraf. Seen here with one of my personal favorites of this collection "Expect the Unexpected"|
|Photographed with some of his artworks.|
|Standing next to one of the more interesting pieces: "Yang Kamu Sanjung"|
|I LOVE the contrast of the mixed media used in this piece "Yang Enam dan Yang Lima Kamu Lupa"|
|'For The Love of Glamorous'|
Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2013 - “Chapter 1 : Rebirth” a solo exhibition by an innovative and exciting young artist Akhmal Asyraf features contemporary artworks using recycled objects, re-fashioned into new artistic artwork. The artworks featured in this exhibition cover a wide range of styles and utilise new medium. They include paintings, mixed media collage on wood and decollage in art. It is created by cutting, throwing away or tarring pieces of original image.
In the context of Malaysian visual art, Akhmal Asyraf can be categorized as belonging to a new generation of artists who create mixed media collage on wood with elements of Pop styles based on his own experience regarding the rapid development of the environment and more especially of his surroundings.
What is exciting about his artworks is his ability to imbue meaning based on the current social realities while there may be traces of Pop art in his very individualised fashioning of his painting and artworks.
The exhibition organised by R A Fine Arts – The Gallery will run from 5 – 19 March 2013 with Azzad Diah as the guest writer. There are total of 15 artworks in this exhibition.
R A Fine Arts – The Gallery was established as an exclusive consultancy art gallery to promote both the modern and traditional visual art forms of this country and the ASEAN region.
Since the gallery was launched on 30 June 2007, R A Fine Arts has organized almost 50 local and international exhibitions, including in Dubai and London.
They offer within their premises the selected works of Malaysia’s distinguished modern artists as well as those from the finest traditional craftsmen from the Southeast Asian Region.
Admission is free.Gallery hours: 11 am – 7pm, (Tuesday – Saturday)12pm – 5pm (Sunday), Monday (Closed)
Address: Unit A4-1-3A, Block A4, Solaris Dutamas,No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,50480 Kuala LumpurWebsite : www.ra-finearts.blogspot.com