Thursday, 5 November 2015

Attract/Retract: A Studio Pisang Exhibition

Attract / Retract: A Studio Pisang Exhibition

G13 Gallery proudly to announce Attract/Retract, a group exhibition featuring Studio Pisang’s artists – Hisyamuddin Abdullah, Shafiq Nordin, and Sabihis Md Pandi. The exhibition will run on 14th - 24th November 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, 14th November, from 8.00 pm onwards. The exhibition presents the latest artists’ works ranging from painting to woodcut print accumulating their progression over last three years.

In general, Attract/Retract addresses the impact of environmental change, and its influence towards artists’ endeavour, who take a reflective look at current issues. Inspired by John Berger’s ‘Ways of Seeing’, the exhibition attempt to explore the issues of technology, information, and its affection to the mind of the artist. The title Attract/Retract defines by the quote from Berger, ‘(We) only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice. We never just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves.’ Visual data, be it text or images, simultaneously stimulates the mind, in this case, the artist mind.

First founded in 2012 in Klang, Selangor, the trio quickly established themselves as promising young artists, make their way by winning various competitions and awards such as Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEA) and UOB Art competition. Relatively fresh, the growing attention from local and international art market undeniably acknowledge their distinguish talents. In the span of three years, the trio has exhibited their works across the regions. Currently, Studio Pisang resides in Ara Damansara, Selangor.

Hisyamuddin Abdullah is known for his self-reflective portraits depicting a sense of vulnerability and guilt. Often use himself as the subject, he uses monochromatic and single imagery exert with puns, often on the current issues. While Shafiq Nordin applies a surrealist approach with controlled thick lines, often depicting mystical animal with a pop-flatten tones. Sahibis Md Pandi experimenting a traditional woodcut print on canvas with unusual witty yet somber association with mythical being.  

G13 Gallery continues its effort to promote and presenting local artist by hosting series of exhibitions. Attract/Retract seek to elevate qualities of Malaysian art while being a platform to support local art scene.

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Please contact : Wendy Chang +6013 - 234 2126  or  Kenny Teng  +6019 - 2114 697

Please Whatapps your preferred artwork image to Wendy if you have any urgent enquiry.

Exhibition period          : 14th – 24th November  2015
Opening Reception       : 14 November 2015, (Saturday ) 8pm

Venue                             : G13 Gallery, GL13,Ground Floor, Block B, 
                                         Kelana Square, Jalan SS7/26, 
                                         47301 Kelana Jaya, Selangor. 
                                         ( behind Paradigm Mall )

Exhibition hour                : Open daily : 11am – 5pm 
                                          (Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday)

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