Celebrate 6 Malaysian Artists exhibition will feature a total of 45 works including drawings and paintings in graphite, ink, watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil.
Malaysia’s very first National Art Laureate, Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal shows works from the 60s and 70s.These seminal sketches for reliefs and architectural monuments typifies his ideas of space, colour and form.Jolly Koh and Sharifah Fatimah Zubir are both accomplished colourists, each however with uniquely inimitable style.
Jolly Koh illustrates his mastery of the use of colours in depictions of subliminal semi-abstract landscapes. Sharifah Fatimah, a recent Prize Winner at the Iranian Second Biennale 2002, uses unyielding “haute pāte” tradition in order to achieve a more textural and three dimensional element to the latest series of self-effacing spiritual works.
Norma Abbas' charming caricature-like depictions of life gives contrast to her divine series of “ The 100 Names of Allah”. Both equally provocative, her vibrant collages allows the audience an insight to what is both unique and universal in everyday life and conviction.
Cheong Laitong spirited new series is a manifestation of his repeated travels to China. His enlightened abstract depictions, of enchanting and unforgettable landscapes, are personal reflections of terrain and forms of monumental proportions.
Lastly, Sylvia Lee Goh is the only self taught artist in this group. Her tributes to her Nyonya heritage captures examples of our rich golden past. Exotic food, exquisite paraphernalia evoke feelings of nostalgia and romanticism which in turn exudes the feeling of belonging.