Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Bukan dengan jampi serapah
Ketika diri mulai rebah
Ketika diri mula menyerah
Apabila Mahsuri bersumpah
Mereka bermuram duka
Ketika darah membasahi luka..
6/6/2009/7.45 ptg/ pantai Chenang,Langkawi
Percutian di Pulau Langkawi, bersama ayah..
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Dimusim dingin, cabang-cabang pohon itu nampak tidur,
Manusia melilitkan jaring bagi dirinya,sementara seekor harimau
Engkau memiliki pengetahuan dari agama yang keliru
apabila anda sampai di samudera
Barang siapa mengikuti jalan itu (pencari kebenaran), ia akan kehilangan topi (kebanggaan)
Sesekali naik feri selepas hujan teringat pula zaman budak budak dulu, jarang sekali dapat naik feri ni..sekarang ni macam dah tak peduli pula..tpi sesekali naik tu yang rasa syok semacam ja tu ...sekarang jumlah feri pulau pinang sudah banyak, jadi menunggu lama untuk naik feri ni sudah tidak jadi masalah lagi....layan je.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday September 5, 2008
A taste of Malaysian art for South Koreans
By FAZLEENA AZIZ
WORKS by Malaysian artists will go on display in South Korea when the 70th Annual Exhibition of Mokwoohoe With 40 Prominent Malaysian Artists is held this month.
Artseni gallery is working with the Mokwoohoe Fine Artist Association Korea on the exhibition that will be held at the Seoul Museum of Art from Sept 23 to 29.
The artists taking part are Tew Nai Tong, Cheah Yew Saik, Eric Quah, Tan Tong, Peter Liew, Ismail Latiff, Patrick Scully, Azman Hilmi, Lim Ah Cheng, Ng Foo Cheong, Pheh It Hao, Philip Wong, Shahrul Anuar, Tan Bee Him, Tang Hong Lee, Teoh Kai Suan, Zainal Abidin Musa, Zaim Durulaman, Yap Poh Sim, Soon Lai Wai, Ch’ng Huck Theng, Gwen Lim Bee Hoon, Suhaimi A Wahab, Tan Kok Cet, Tan Chee Hon, Loo Suenn Yin, Ho Kee Chek, Kuen Stephanie, Nizam Abdullah, Nurazmal Md. Yusoff, Zulkiflee Zainal Abidin, Khairudin, Haris Hamasani, Samsudin Wahab, Samsudin Lappo, Briget Lee, Yvonne Ou Yong, Tan Guat Ling, Lui Cheng Thak and Wong Fook Liung.
Each artist will contribute one painting for the exhibition. The works are in various mediums, like oil, acrylic, etching, transparent spirit glass paint, crayon, Chinese ink, and mixed medium on canvas, paper, perspex and aluminium.
They are mostly abstract pieces and include impressionist, abstract expression, realism, semi abstract and symbolism.
According to Artseni founder artist Philip Wong, the South Korean art scene is very established.
“There are a lot of people who appreciate arts in South Korea and the government is very supportive, too.
“The association found our art works amazing during a meeting in April.
“They asked if would like to have a show in South Korea as they saw a lot of talent in the works.
“We felt that it was a good opportunity for us and we were encouraged to pursue the idea by Unity, Arts, Cultural and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
“The selection for this exhibition was done with seven senior artists, more than 20 established artists and some up-and-coming ones.
“These up-and-coming artists have been in the industry for many years and they want to be active. They have the skill, but not the opportunity, so this exhibition provides a great platform to showcase their work.
“All the artists have presented their best work for this show,” he said.
According to Wong, the paintings feature different techniques and styles but the common thread that runs through the collection is that most of the works express colours.
“The collection is every bit Malaysian and the subject matter is very healthy, featuring nature and humans,” he said.
He added that the artists were very happy to be part of such an exhibition.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
You are invited to
1st Malaysian International Drawing Marathon 2009
School of Art, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang
In this year, we are preparing for our 1st Malaysian International Drawing Marathon 2009. The marathon will focus two sections: outdoor drawing and indoor non-stop drawing,
Objectives is to give artistic and expressionistic exposures to students and society (campus and out campus) by inviting profound international artist. The artists are here purposefully to help to maintain the social-cultural interconnection-ship of local community and the art specialists (artisans). It will simultaneously help them to expand their thoughts and ideas critically. Furthermore, participants also will be encouraged to participate in concurrent event enclosed together in the marathon such as the dialogue session that will be approx. discussing topics on critical issues such as “The Role of a Drawing Artist in Society”
We invite you to participate in the drawing marathon in three day and all the artwork produced in this Drawing Marathon shall be documented in printed form by the organizer. You can find more information on how to participate in the marathon from the attached files. Please reply this e-mail with your name, address, and country for your acceptance to this invitation.
I appreciate your consideration and look forward to include your self in the drawing marathon.
Sincere thank to you.
SHAHRUL ANUAR SHAARI
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Nature in all its glory
THE Artseni Gallery at Starhill Gallery in Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Shahrul is a fine art graduate from Universiti Teknologi Mara in Shah Alam, Selangor. Graduating in 1998, he subsequently pursued a Master’s degree in art education at the
He has held exhibitions around
Shahrul’s abstract expressionist paintings reveal profound knowledge and understanding of nature and its value, as well as the relationship between humans and nature. He explores complex emotional and philosophical narratives, and depicts them with layers of various textures on canvas, coupled with finely-drawn lines.
The exhibition features his latest art works, after a visit to
Its theme is the importance of saving and sustaining Mother Nature, and striving for a balance between development and the environment. It depicts the human being as one who has become “apart” from nature and manipulates, controls and exploits it.
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) lecturer Mohammad Khizal Mohamed Saat describes the exhibition as an interpretation of nature which is full of colours.
Shahrul’s works combine various bright colours to express his concern about the well-being of the natural environment. He aims to share with viewers and fellow artists the need for everyone to ensure that nature is not ravaged in the name of development.
The Violence in Shahrul Anuar Shaari’s art
Like all good art, Sharul’s is concerned with composition, the way swaths of greens or bars of reds or patches of browns joists for dominance. By dominance I mean the centre of the artwork, where the colours clash, overlap, entangle, and crosshatch. The vibrancy thus generated keeps the viewer on edge, challenging him to decode the meaning of rawness, the subtlety of thought, and the threat of chaos. All these coalesce, eventually because the weight of multiple exertions that impede the retreat of cool colours and provoke the attacks of the warm. The reverse happens as well: when the cool is in the offence – the blues descending in a thunderous show of force – the warm hastily disperses to the sides, lying low, regrouping, and waiting for the right moment to re-assert.
I suggest that Shahrul’s artworks be viewed in these combative terms because they provoke the viewer into thinking how best to make violence visually palatable.
Dr. Zakaria Ali
1 August 2007