“Sometimes You Can Be Weak” by Thai artist Phornphop Sittiruk’s explores the reality of mental health issues. His works have been largely influenced by his own experience of depression, from the onset to the diagnosis, and throughout his time with it.
His techniques in his work include distorting shapes, combining distinct forms, and ingraining objects with materials that, at first sight, might seem unsuitable with its original forms. By breaking down the rigidity of masculine objects, he’s also breaking down the pretence of masculinity.
An established Japanese conceptual artist and sculptor, Nakayama Hitori has spent the last decade creating prototypes of sculptures that explore subjects that he is interested in: physics, matter, mathematics, space, and time. In this exhibition named “No Fixed Form”, viewers will get to see up close and personally his fantastical sculptures that mostly consist of paper, including the Triumph of Sisyphus and Sky Bird.
Hosted by four companies (RAW Art Gallery, Lao Ban Records, REXKL, and The Saxophone Store), this event sees a collaboration between nine artists and three art forms: music, visual arts, and performing art. There are two visual artists, Ong Chia Koon and Tey Beng Tze; three dancers, Kathyn Tan Chai Chen, Fatin Nadhirah Rahmat, and Tan Bee Hung; and four musicians, Yong Yandsen and Chung Ping Wei on the saxophone, Max Riefer on the drums, and Kok Siew-Wai for vocals. Come for a night of improvisation and stay for the emerging art forms.
Richard Koh hosts Indonesian-based Afghanistan artist Amin Taasha for the first time in KL. In this exhibition, the artist will showcase a series of art in watercolour, mixed-media, and sculptural pieces. “Time Lapse” explores traditional Central Asian artistic sensibilities that are steeped in elements of Greek and Buddhist art, merged into a distinctive classical-style known as Greco-Buddhist. He’s often known to infuse his art on ancient Persian script, Buddhist iconography and figures referencing 7th to 11th-century Afghan miniature paintings, executed within the stylistic range of Chinese calligraphy ink traditions and Zen abstraction.
Gajah Gallery in collaboration with Tabularasa Studio brings to you GENSET (abbreviated from Generation Set). This exhibition aims to rediscover what sparks artists and their desire to create, and how one’s art can resonate with and continue to inspire future generations. From here, you can see how the Southeast Asian artists’ works connect with each other, yet distinctly see how their creations have evolved individually.