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Saturday, 13 October 2012

MENJEJAK GARISAN : BAHAGIAN 5 (TRACING THE LINES : PART 5)





Title                
Siri Hijab Nurbaya (Veils of Nurbaya Series) – Korporat (Corporate)
Year                
2006
Material           
Acrylic, and digital print
Size    
1m x 1.5m
Collection       
Farouk & Aliya Khan
Exhibitions/Publications         
“Filtered”, Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (2007)
“Penang Artist’s Fauvorites”, Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM Penang (2007)





SYNOPSIS

This work is an extension of a series of 5 paintings produced under the “Hijab Nurbaya” Series (Veils of Nurbaya) which began in year 2000.  The initial series marks my return to painting after spending nearly 10 years focusing on electronic or new media art. 

The work partly reflects my reaction to the semiotics of representation, especially in relation to the reading of Malay women within the matrix of Western art historicism and media technology.  In this regard, I referred to the western naturalist-style as an early stylistic product of globalization.  I was also intrigued by the impact of media technology (digital reproduction), globalization and free market liberalism upon the commercial or business side of fine art practice (predominantly derived from the West), and how such practice has created an open discourse on Malay women. 

Through this work, I employ a digital reproduction of my own original drawing which was based on a painting of Hoessein Enas. The method itself connotes the idea of ‘representation’, ‘reproduction’, ‘copy’ or ‘non-original’. Upon further reading, one may notice that my drawing itself represent my idiosyncratic way of ‘representing’ how Hoessein Enas represented Malay women. The drawing has further extended the reading of Malay women across time-space and perhaps geography, in line with the rapid globalization that is taking place in Malaysia.  My work can also be read in semiotic terms as texts (sign, icon, symbol) and historical index (read Western art history and Malaysian art history) that connote and denote many different meanings related to the politics of identity, gender and representation of women in today’s age of media technology and digital simulation.  Through this work, I signified how my personal reading of women as the bearer of light has often been negated by such open discourse and politics of representation.   




Title                
Siri Hijab Nurbaya (Veils of Nurbaya Series) – I pun Ada (I own too)
Year                
2006
Material           
Acrylic, and digital print
Size    
1m x 1.5m
Collection       
Artist
Exhibitions/Publications         
“50 Merdeka” Islamic Art Museum, Kuala Lumpur (2007)






Title                
Siri Hijab Nurbaya (Veils of Nurbaya Series) – keTAGIH (Addiction)
Year                
2006
Material           
Acrylic, and digital print
Size    
1m x 1.5m
Collection       
Artist
Exhibitions/Publications         





Title                
Siri Hijab Nurbaya (Veils of Nurbaya Series) – Perempuan Sayu (Gloomy woman)
Year                
2006
Material           
Acrylic, and digital print
Size    
1m x 1.5m
Collection       
Artist
Exhibitions/Publications         






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