Friday, 30 May 2014

LAMAN SENI SEKSYEN 7: URBAN ART COMPETITION

Alhamdulillah, our 2 artworks are among the FINALIST for Laman Seni | Urban Art Competition which was held from 18 April - 23 May 2014.Wish and Pray for our success! 
“Laman Seni 7” is the continuity of “Laman Seni 2” project. Similar to the previous project in Section 2, this project will be focussing on the improvement of the backlane. This project will be directing more towards art and architecture appreciation. It will be a platform for the younger generations especially students, to express their talents and fresh ideas. In short, “Laman Seni 7” is aimed to be the focal point for the youth to congregate to utilise the given space for the benefit of the community. 
refer : https://www.facebook.com/events/1474188526138063/

Title:  THE TREE THAT BLOWS YOUR MIND
Category : 3D Painting
Description:
The idea is to transform the series of air-cond condenser machines into large green leaves. The leaves grow from a tree that has 7 rainbow color roots. The colors reflect how our daily life is painted with variety of colors that root together and become a huge tree of experiences. This tree of experiences will later generate into fruitful mature brainy thoughts. 

  




Title:  BATANG BANGKU
Category : Street Furniture
Description:
Taking any existing old trees around Shah Alam and to carve the trunk into a sitting surface. Concrete block is use to support the timber log from getting wet and act like a stump. The rest of the branches is left bare in form as it can become a place for fun activities. It can consist several trees log and re-arrange together to become a linear sculpture.  

Saturday, 2 February 2013

POSTER DESIGN : PAM Youth Portable Pavilion Design Competition

In conjunction with the premier Green Exhibition EcoB (the green component of DatumKL) PAM Youth is organizing a pavilion design competition.The winning entry will not only be entitled to a cash prize but will see their creation being built. 

The pavilion is intended to house and exhibit youth works and projects during the EcoB exhibition and in any future event deemed suitable. The spirit of the design must embody green concepts such as re-usability  recyclability, modularization and efficiency.

It is intended that the pavilion be part of the community engagement that PAM has with the public at large and particularly the youths.

So hurry, show the world how creative you are &
make a mark for yourself at EcoB 2013!

Poster credits to : dipapansembilan

Friday, 26 August 2011

The Story of Twin Towers


Medium : Acrylic & Marker on canvas
Size : 60 cm x 90 cm
Created : 2011
Status : Private collection



There are many places that we had visited in our lifetime. Some places we went again and again, others we visited just once. But it doesn’t mean the place we went several times is the place that we loved the most (non conducive work place) or perhaps the place we went only once (Makkah) is the place we hope to be in forever.


In reality we rarely counted how many times we visit certain places; we are naturally attracted or forced to go places. Only a few would then think; “why do I like or hate this place so much?” It also differs with one another. Someone would love to spend many hours in a shopping mall but some may not.


The importance of knowing or realising the places we had visited in lifetime is perhaps to realise the reflection of who we are and what we have become.


My boys love going to KLCC especially its park and the art gallery. Whether because they genuinely love it or basically being influenced or drag by me is something they will decide as they grow up. Like many others who’d promote and recommend us to a certain place, only we can then decide if we like the place or not.


This painting of the twin towers was symbolically made by these two brothers to simply draw their favourite place. Both however express their own story differently. Azhan’s is the on the left while Nine’s on the right. They observe the place differently.


Architecturally the KLCC twin towers is a fine building but for a child it is a dull building, period. They only part that they like about it is the tallness of the structure. What they have done here is to add colours and make the fa├žade more cheerful and fun as much as they had in the park. The big tree represents the park that they love so much and Nine’s transformed building next to it act as a giant robot.




Artistically, despite of both using bright colours (happy colours), they made us catch a sense of calmness and chaos. Try and cover each side of the painting at a time and you will see it as nothing but an ordinary colourful naive painting. The feeling of calmness and chaos only becomes so obvious when this two abstracts are painted next to each other on the same canvas.


The effect of changing feeling in the same artwork makes me realised that we can perceive life differently depending on how we relate it to our life. We feel grateful if we compare our live with the less fortunate poor people, but we feel resentment as we compare to people who are more successful and richer than us. Instead, the painting actually tells us to look within ourselves and find what we really feel.


I love the part where they wrote ‘I love Malaysia’ right in the middle. I personally perceive the painting as: “despite the imperfection or differences of people, places or country, we can always find happiness as long as there’s still love in our heart.”
HAPPY MERDEKA MALAYSIAN!





Friday, 15 January 2010

It's Bath Time

Artwork by : Fadzlan Rizan Johani
Title : It's Bath Time
Medium : Acrylic
Canvas Size : 60 cm x 120 cm
Created : 2009
Status : Private collection

I hereby certify this to be a genuine authorized artwork of mine

Description:

Children love water. They can stay in bath until they turned blue. While bathing they will always be happy. Playing with bubbles and toys, turning an ordinary toiletries into amazing spaceships, swimming, scuba diving, pretending it's raining, etc.

Why and how is having a bath could be fun? And this is the fun that we tend to forget as we grow older and wiser; how could we forget the fun bathe could bring? Is it more than just water in the bath? A coral reef with treasures hidden underneath perhaps, protected by a big octopus! Maybe taking a bath each day is another adventure.

As we grow older, having a bath becomes just another routine of the day. It's very considered dreadful especially in the morning. What have gone wrong? Where is the joy and adventure of our childhood?

The drawing perhaps is a way to capture the essence of joy in bathing which we all used to have that may become lost in time. After finishing this painting I realised maybe our pursuit of happiness is closer than we think; by making and enjoying each moment of the day to the fullest!


Story:
I've started painting this with a very difficult task to paint my two boys for the first time. I have not been practicing my portrait skill for a long time. But they are the love of my life, how can I not paint them? I take the challenge and try my best to capture their image on canvas although it would surely be difficult. When I first anticipated the painting I thought it would not be good enough or real enough to be labelled as a good painting but as long as my boys love it, it is good enough for me.
Later, when I submitted the painting to our local public gallery for an exhibition, this painting was selected on the merit of the "expression of joy, playful and vibrant colour" I was surprised! I guess when you put so much "Love" into you work it will overcome any odds in life. I drew my boys because I love them so much. No matter how difficult it is to draw one; and now they are in gallery. Love will bring you to a place you'd never imagine.