Shafiq Nordin

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SHAFIQ NORDIN

Born 1989 Negeri Sembilan , Malaysia

Shafiq Nordin have been most uncompromising and hard hitting in his works. Instead of producing paintings about the victims and casualties of geo political games like many unimaginative and lesser painters, Shafiq goes straight for the jugular, launching his scathing attacks on the victimizers. An assortment of chimeras, usually skinless muscle-bounded beasts that represents certain nefarious forces, especially those behind the many manufactured conflicts and naked transgressions around the globe carried out to serve their capitalistic agendas, are depicted in various unflattering situations, further augmenting the freakishness of their monstrous nature that are driven by imperialist ambitions, insatiable greed and all that is inhumanely base. To Shafiq, the utter absurdity of it all are the effects of pure lunacy and the polka dot patterns on parts of his many cretinous beasts as comical effects, underscores the ludicrousness of the whole farcical situation. Citing the works of Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami and Yuko Shumizu as inspirations, Shafiq’s works are noted for the strong imagery expressing his indignation and for his stylistic approach, where thick coarse outlines of his subject matters, usually placed in front of repeated patterns and forms which supports the wicked notions of the situation depicted, are painted to slightly resemble woodcut prints, the common medium used in proletarian political art. By doing so, it somehow provides Shafiq’s well composed satire some sort of link to the political art of the past, especially the prints of German Expressionists.

EDUCATION
2012

B.A in Fine Art, Uitm Shah Alam, Majoring in Painting

2010

Diploma of Fine Art, Uitm, Lendu

SOLO EXHIBITION
2016

Imperium, MEA Award, Winner Solo Exhibition, HOM Art Trans, Malaysia

INTERNATIONAL SHOW / ART FAIRS
2017

Art Stage Singapore 2017 with G13 Gallery, Singapore

2015

Instanbul Contemporary Artfair, Yavuz Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Sydney Contemporary Artfair, Yavuz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Collective Young From South East Asia, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
Art Bazaar Jakarta, G13 Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
AAF Singapore 2015, Singapore
Nasi Campur 2015, Taksu Gallery, Jln Merah Saga, Singapore

2014

Kornerliste Art Fair, Taksu Gallery
Nasi Campur 2014, Taksu Gallery, Jln Merah Saga, Singapore

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017

Rice Lands, Nadine Fine Art Gallery, Malaysia
Young Guns, HOM Art Trans. Malaysia

2016

Rising lenght of light with Redbase Art Management, Indonesia
Artaid 2016: Charity Exhibition, Malaysia
Transit A2, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
‘See You Later, Mimie’, Ruang Sementara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Raya Celebration of Genaration in Art, Curate Henry Buthcer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Young Contemporary Showcase, Henry Buther Wisma MCA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Skateboard Show, Urbanscape 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015

5th Anniversary Show, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
Attract/Retract: A Studio Pisang Exhibition, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
Extreme Potrait, Gallery Chandan, Kuala Lumpur
The Collective Young From South East Asia, Gilaman Barracks, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
Nasi Campur 2015,Taksu Gallery, Singapore.
“ ADA show” Segaris Art Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Local Only 2015, Taksu Gallery

2014

MEA Award Winner Showcase,White Box,Solaris Dutamas,Kuala Lumpur
Art Expo Malaysia 2014,Matrade,G13 gallery
MERDEKA SHOW ,Taksu Gallery,Kuala Lumpur
Configuration, G13 Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
The Door 3 ( Initiation), Hom Art Trans, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Koelner Liste comtemporary Art Fair 2014, Artelier Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Iconic Siti, Artelier Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
GAME ON (Studio Pisang Show) R.A Fineart,Solaris Dutamas,Kuala Lumpur
MEA AWARD Finalist Show,White Box,Solaris Dutamas,Kuala Lumpur
Locals Only 2014,Taksu Gallery,Kuala Lumpur
Nasi Campur 2014,Taksu Gallery, Singapore.

2013

Piece Of Me,White Box,Solaris Dutamas,Kuala Lumpur.
Art Expo 13,Matrade, RA Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur
Anniversary Show 13,Pace Gallery,Petaling Jaya
PLIGHT 2 ,ChinaHouse ,Penang
PLIGHT , House of Matahati,Kuala Lumpur
Momentum Awal ,Residensi Group Show,Morne Art Gallery,Kuala Lumpur
Locals Only , Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.
Spice , Pace Gallery, Petaling Jaya
Sekaki , Segaris AC Gallery, Publika KL

2012

Transit A4, House Of Matahati Gallery, Ampang Kuala Lumpur.
The Door Group Show, House Of Matahati, Ampang , Kuala Lumpur
TANPA NAMA,Bank Negara Malaysia, KL
Nandos Art Competition 2012,Bangsar Village,Kuala Lumpur
Open Show 12, Shah Alam Gallery
Rubanization Group Show, Tuanku Nur Zahirah Gallery, UiTM Shah Alam

2011

Pesta Open Art Competition, Balai Seni Lukis Pulau Pinang Open Show11, Shah Alam Gallery

2010

Pra Gaya, Seksan Gallery Bangsar Out In Numbers , Black Box,Solaris Dutamas,Kuala Lumpur Open Show10, Shah Alam Gallery

2009

Pameran Amal Palestin,Balai Seni Lukis Negara
Pertandingan Seni Tampak Terbuka Johor,Galeri Seni Johor
Nandos Art Competition 2009,NN Gallery,Ampang

AWARDS
2013

MEA AWARD 2013

Please Do Not Disturb

Please Do Not Disturb

Shafiq Nordin
195x192cm
Acrylic on Jute
2015

Please Do Not Disturb

Shafiq Nordin
195x192cm
Acrylic on Jute
2015

Chaos

Chaos

Shafiq Nordin
177x118cm
Acrylic on Jute
2015

Chaos

Shafiq Nordin
177x118cm
Acrylic on Jute
2015

 The Violin Player

The Violin Player

Shafiq Nordin
122x91cm
Acrylic on Jute
2015

The Violin Player

Shafiq Nordin
122x91cm
Acrylic on Jute
2015

Attract Retract

14 - 28 Nov 2015

Art Stage Singapore 2017

12 - 15 Jan 2017

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