lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

Mezzo - Travail au noir et en couleur Artist: Mezzo (Penciller)

Mezzo - Travail au noir et en couleur

Artist:  Mezzo (Penciller) 
 Sketch on the album "Travail au noir et en couleur" (first edition). Ink. 23 cm * 23 cm (9" * 9").

Kareen Adam (MKA) Maldives - There Will Come A Time

KAREEN / MKA

Kareen is a visual artist currently based in Melbourne sharing her time between Maldives and Australia. The experience of living between multiple cultures, particularly negotiating between the East and the West informs her practice. Ideas about transitions, cultural identity, and the juncture between 'local' and the 'visitor' emerge in her work. Kareen explores these ideas using various mediums including printmaking, drawing, painting and mixed media. However, it is the processes involved in printmaking which Kareen finds most suitable to the concepts she expresses in her work, both in its production and aesthetics. Kareen is the creator and maker “Kudaingili” - a range of hand-made, hand-printed products. Kareen has curated exhibitions, and displayed art works in Brisbane, Melbourne, Hong Kong, several Asia Pacific countries, and Maldives. She has a Diploma in Visual Arts from the Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from the Queensland University of Technology.
  

 

The Gossipers 

ceramic, handbuilt, crackle glaze
 These three figures depict an aspect of island life where people, generally women visit each other in the afternoon, catching up on the day's news and gossip.
The World Is A Universe (2007), acrylic and white charcoal on paper, 21 x 14.8 cm
 Torso 1 (2009), monotype
Torso 2 (2009), monotype
Reclining figure 1 (2009), monotype
Reclining figure 2 (2009), monotype
Seated figure 1 (2009), monotype
Seated figure 2 (2009), monotype
 Seated figure 2 (2009), monotype
Tree (2009), drypoint
 Sail The Seven Seas, 2009, collagraph
 There Will Come A Time
Fragile edible mushrooms painted over packaging templates poses the question of how far we will go to provide 'fresh' products to the ever growing population.

This series was a selected as one of the three finalists for the St. George Green Dragon Art Prize, Brisbane, 2010.

Medium: ink, gouache, pencil, photocopy, acrylic
Year: 2010

Parasol Mushrooms
 Horn of Plenty
Half-Life 1 (2010), screenprint, graphite, pen on card paper, 14 x 14 cm
 The Next Day (2010), hardground etching and aquatint
 Exit Paradise, 2011, linocut
 Amir's Mother (2011
1 (2011)
2 (2011) 

3 (2011)

4 (2011)
A mixed media collage exercise. Textures and colours were created using pigment and organic substances including turmeric, ground cumin, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, ash, sand and tar. 

We Suffer for No One 1 (2011), acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 cm

We Exist (2011), acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 cm

We Suffer for No One 2 (2011), acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 cm

 Face It (2011), acrylic and gouache on canvas, 20 x 20 cm 

Fix It (2011), acrylic and gouache on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

Eventually, It Came (2011), acrylic on paper, 30 x 25 cm

She Felt Small (2011), acrylic on paper, 30 x 25 cm

 Rannamari (2011), acrylic on paper, 30 x 25 cm

 Colour Study 1 (2011), acrylic on paper, 42 x 59 cm

 Water, Rock, Leaf (2011), graphite, water colour and guache on paper, 23 x 33 cm






 Dancin Wimen
A fun series of ink paintings - women in motion, flowing, dancing. I created these inspired by looseness of ink flowing on paper.
Medium: ink, watercolour, gel pen on paper
Size: 297 x 210 mm
Year: 2012

 "Stuck Between a Rock and an Empty Space"

This series of paintings explores the dilemma of abundant choices in modern society, and the search for a balance between stability and freedom.

Medium: acrylic, pencil and wood carving tools on wood
Size: 15 x 15 cm

This series was first exhibited at the City Library of Melbourne Flinder's Lane November to December 2015.

Papillary Carcinoma
Processing the journey of Thyroid Cancer

Size: 297 x 400mm
Medium: Digital print and cotton thread on paper
Year: 2016

Monuments
A new body of work in process reflecting and commenting on the loss of a much loved place.


Artist Statement
The purpose of a monument is to celebrate and preserve part of our history and cultural experience. Monuments are also created to commemorate the dead and gone.

Since 2013 I have been collecting and making images of rocks and pieces of coral. The aesthetics of these porous yet solid objects appeal to me. Connotations of home, stability, and grounding come to mind when I think of rocks. Yet, rocks and corals are fragile and at the mercy of time, natural elements and human intervention.

I became fascinated with these rocks at Varunulaa Raalhugandu (the local surf point and a popular hangout spot) after returning back to Male’ after a long period living abroad. Like many other people in Male’, Raalhugandu was a special place for me. It was a place of quiet contemplation and relaxation, even on the most hectic and crowded days. I remember Raalhugandu as it was before its most recent transformation. No doubt it has been through many changes since the beginning of time, and so it will continue to change in the future as well.

I want to preserve my memory of Raalhugandu as I experienced it in my lifetime. These ‘Monument’ paintings were created to rejoice those memories of Raalhugandu as well as mourn the loss of a very significant place to my life.


Size: 46x46 cm
Medium: Ink, pencil, pencil colour, acrylic, spray paint, wooden frame
Year: 2017
 KUDAINGILI
 Kareen Adam (MKA)

...a suivre...

 

Mezzo - Fantastic flight Artist: Mezzo (Penciller)

Mezzo - Fantastic flight

Artist:  Mezzo (Penciller) 
 Indian ink on Canson paper. 25 cm * 16 cm (10" * 6.5"). Illustration pour le concours de roman policier d'Annecy.

Ahmad Fuad Osman 1969 Baling, Kedah, Malaysia Artist - Art becomes a window

Ahmad Fuad Osman

born in 1969, in Baling, Kedah, Malaysia. visual artist. now living and working in Kuala Lumpur and Bali

Born in 1969, Ahmad Fuad left his hometown of Baling, Kedah in 1987 to obtain a degree in Fine Arts degree at the then Intittute Teknologi MARA (now Universiti Teknologi MARA UiTM).

It was there that he met fellow artists Bayu Utomo, Hamir Soib, Ahmad Shukri and Masnor Ramli and formed the Matahati group. This artist collective has played a pivotal role in the careers of its members as well as in the development of Malaysian contemporary art.

As one of its founding members, Ahmad Fuad’s art remains true to the spirit of Matahati — exploring key socio-political issues and encouraging discourse without creative and conceptual constraints.

His work has found worldwide acclaim, exhibited in institutions such as the National Visual Art Gallery and Petronas Gallery Malaysia; Tacheles Berlin, Germany; The Seoul Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea; Singapore Art Museum; Gertrude Art Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Guangdong Museum of Art China; Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan; Manes Gallery, Czech Republic; Red Mill Gallery, Vermont USA, and many other galleries and museums.

Throughout Ahmad Fuad's career as artist, his interest has always been to communicate the multifaceted and subtleties of human conditions. His entire oeuvre revolves around the fundamental experiences of our existence. He is perpetually drawn to explore the situations that we face in getting along with the ’world’ and how these situations weigh upon us.

He is also intrigued by the irony in the contemporaneity of both most abject and most excessive lifestyle and quality of life of the people that he met, read or heard about. To Ahmad Fuad, constant negotiation between the “two forces” led by ecstasy and agony; hope and despair; spiritual and material; love and hate, transience and ambiguity; fortune and meager are what define us as human.

Majority of his works tended to be up close and personal encounters of his life and surroundings with these two forces. According to Ahmad Fuad, his encounters did not necessarily tell a story, at times, they are meant to evoke emotions and questions. He always believe that art has a capacity to help us to change, move, learn, grow, liberate, reflect, review, analyse, share and live.

In his own word the artist quipped,

"To me art is a journey like life itself. It is something transcient and must not set in black and white, cemented in, or immutable. Apart from my moral and religious uphold, I have never set any limitation or boundaries in the pursuit of creating art. I do not believe in single thought process, style, medium or material, over another. Art becomes a window through which I am given a freedom to get to know life, the world and its Creator."


 malay (sian) dilemma 
Bed, cow's skull,printed rubber glove,mosquito net,pendant lamp,
leather shoes,texts,wood ladder | Varied | 1998


HOI HOI...APA NI!? DIA KATA HANG SALAH, HANG KATA DIA YANG TAK BETOI...SAPA YANG BETOI NI?!! HANGPA NI SEBENAQNYA NAK APAAA???
Oil on canvas | 244cm x 244cm | 1999

 SYHHH...! DOK DIAM DIAM, JANGAN BANTAH, MULUT HANG HANYA BOLEH GUNA UNTUK CAKAP YAAA SAJA , BAGHU HANG BOLEH JOIN DEPA... SENANG LA JADI KAYA.
Oil on canvas | 244cm x 244cm | 1999

  ISSSHHH....BUSUKNYA!!! HANGPA BAWAK MASUK (S)APA NI?!!
Oil on canvas | 244cm x 244cm | 1999

AAARRGGHHHH...PLEASE GET YOUR FILTHY HANDS OUT MEEE!!!
  Oil on canvas | 250cm x 274cm | 2000

MR D'S  last meal
Oil paintings on canvas (11 panels), wing chair, video projection, wall text |
varied | 2002

 IMITATING THE WOOD
Oil on canvas | 244cm x 150cm | 2004

IMITATING THE MOUNTAIN
Oil on canvas | 150cm x 244cm | 2004

ANOTHER HOPE   
Oil on canvas | 122cm x 133cm | 2004

 GAZING AT THE SUN
Oil on canvas | 46.5cm x 72cm | 2004 
 vermont series

 FATAMORGANA # 1 - DREAM ON
Oil on canvas | 119cm x 173cm | 2006

 FATAMORGANA #2 STATE OF  CONFUSION
Oil on linen | 244cm x 150cm | 2006

 FATAMORGANA #3  THE SPOTLIGHT OBSESSION
Oil on linen | 350cm x 300cm | 2006

 FATAMORGANA #4  FLYING LESSON
Oil on linen | 122cm x 150cm | 2006
     korean-series

Power Is So Sweet That Whoever Tastes It Wants More - Ahmad Fuad Osman
  Acrylic on canvas | 123cm x 92cm | 2008

 MELUGAI
 Acrylic on canvas | 237cm x 279cm | 2009

 WASIAT SULAIMAN
 Acrylic & spray paint on canvas | 237cm x 279cm | 2009
 
To Whom It May Concern - Ahmad Fuad Osman 
Acrylic on canvas | 194cm x 266cm | 2009
SENYUM SEORANG MONYET: HOMAGE TO IBRAHIM HUSSEIN
 Bitumen on canvas | 150cm x 94cm | 2009

THE THINKER:  SLIGHTLY AFTER RODIN
Bitumen and Oil on canvas | 2009
 
THE THINKER: UNTITLED
 Bitumen and Oil on canvas | 2009
 Bitumania - Ahmad Fuad Osman
 

 bimasakti
 Acrylic on canvas | 198cm x 213cm | 2009

A Victim Of Circumstances - Ahmad Fuad Osman
UV print on dartboard,darts,surround | 2009
Shit Happens - Ahmad Fuad Osman
Shelf,blender,neon light,fish,water plants | 2010
 

Sidang Sunyi Para Siddartha -Ahmad Fuad Osman
Wood, oil painting on canvas,pendant lamp,sawdust | 2012

hantuhantuhantuhantuhan
UV print on laser cut mirror polished stainless steel | 100cm x 210cm | 7 + 2 APs | 2013






insomnia
Oil painting on canvas, 17 framed photographs, 2 posters, LED display
| Variable | 2011/14

This Is Certainly Not Like We Thought It Was - Ahmad Fuad Osman
 Stuffed Crow, Water in glass water container, Pebbles, Books. | Variable | 2014

VESUVIUS
 Oil On Canvas | 273cm x 390cm | 2015

I think
Oil On Canvas | 273cm x 390cm | 2016





 DE MALACCA MEMORIAL PROJECT
Single channel video projection, oil paintings on canvas, fiberglass and resin castings,
Old parchments, Maps and prints, 16th century Portuguese coins, 16th century
Portuguese canon and bullets, Ming ceramics, Old Malay daggers and spears, Carved
whale and marlin’s bones, Wall text, Rosary beads and paternoster, iPads, Replica of
16th century Malay and Spanish sailor’s clothes and found objects. | Variable
(a room installation) | 2016/2017



 


Ahmad Fuad Osman - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtKqBgwyieg
09 mag 2009 - Caricato da matahatikematadunia
FOUAD OSMAN'S JOURNEY IN OROMIA REGION 2013 - Duration: 30:46. abilma oro 172 views · 30:46 ...


...A SUIVRE...