Oriental Express

Beyond Identity

3 - 17 September 2016

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Oriental Express: Beyond Identity – Solo Exhibition by Khairudin Zainudin

G13 Gallery proudly to announce Orientals Express : Beyond Identity, Khairudin Zainudin fourth solo exhibition. The exhibition will run on September 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, 3 September, from 8.00 pm onwards. In this new installment, Khairudin will presents his latest artistic endeavor culminating from his travel experiences during a visit to various places such as Taipei, Kaohsiung, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taichung. The exhibition will display range of new works from painting to mix media, adding to already outstanding repertoire.

Contemporary art often arises from a need to communicate across such a thresholds of difference that may be experiential, psychological, or grounded in social and political hierarchies. Artist’s practice is not simply to bring about the world; they are an attempts to communicate, exchange information, translate experience or even trade places. The exhibition entitled Oriental Express inspired by the mystical and exotic impression of Asian region particularly East Asia. Now regarded as old-fashioned and politically incorrect, the term ‘oriental’ in this exhibition referred to the vague generalization of the region towards its people, language and culture, while ‘express’ denotes the journey taken by Khairudin trading on cultural and social observation while encounter with the complexities of human activities. Language seen as a barrier as the artist attempt to emerge from the complexity of foreign communication mean. Enfolded in both familiarity and peculiarity, the exhibition presents Khairudin’s journey of self becoming and the engaging of new environment.

Transition from his usual artistic approach, the new artworks intends to project a moment of transformation, both as an artist and as a person. Learning a new culture may be challenging, Khairudin reflects a personal outtake on the struggle of self and other, of isolation and of lost in translation in an unfamiliar environment. In this sense, art seen as a universal language capable to translate the ambiguity of the artist’s experience. Oriental Express serves as an extension of the artist’s personal indexes, turning individual ambiguity into a composed image. These experiences further turn into a fragment of memories, translated into a psychological mapping of the artist.

G13 Gallery continues its effort to promote and presenting local artist by hosting series of exhibitions. Oriental Express seek to elevate the qualities of Malaysian art while providing a platform to support local art scene. For further information, please contact as below.

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Feeling Displaced

Feeling Displaced

Khairudin Zainudin
104.5x155.5cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Feeling Displaced

Khairudin Zainudin
104.5x155.5cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Ha Ha Ha

Ha Ha Ha

Khairudin Zainudin
138x138cm
Oil and acrylic on canvas
2016

Ha Ha Ha

Khairudin Zainudin
138x138cm
Oil and acrylic on canvas
2016

Mesmerized by Him

Mesmerized by Him

Khairudin Zainudin
122x122cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2016

Mesmerized by Him

Khairudin Zainudin
122x122cm
Mixed Media on Canvas
2016

Cramp

Cramp

Khairudin Zainudin
110x220cm
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
2016

Cramp

Khairudin Zainudin
110x220cm
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
2016

Rush Hour

Rush Hour

Khairudin Zainudin
Mixed Media on Canvas
110x230cm
2016

Rush Hour

Khairudin Zainudin
Mixed Media on Canvas
110x230cm
2016

Reserved Port

Reserved Port

Khairudin Zainudin
93x123cm
Oil on Canvas and Sticker on Acrylic Sheet
2016

Reserved Port

Khairudin Zainudin
93x123cm
Oil on Canvas and Sticker on Acrylic Sheet
2016

Security Of Familiarity

Security Of Familiarity

Khairudin Zainudin
113x113cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Security Of Familiarity

Khairudin Zainudin
113x113cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Tranquility in the Big City

Tranquility in the Big City

Khairudin Zainudin
101x123cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Tranquility in the Big City

Khairudin Zainudin
101x123cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Pickled Vegetables with Pork Flavor

Pickled Vegetables with Pork Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Pickled Vegetables with Pork Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Spicy Pork Chop Flavor

Spicy Pork Chop Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Spicy Pork Chop Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Tonkotsu Flavor

Tonkotsu Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Tonkotsu Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Vegetarian Flavor

Vegetarian Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Vegetarian Flavor

Khairudin Zainudin
64x64cm
Oil on canvas and sticker on acrylic sheet
2016

Scattered Memories

Scattered Memories

Khairudin Zainudin
101x244x10cm
Charcoal and ink on Moleskine Sketchbook
2016

Scattered Memories

Khairudin Zainudin
101x244x10cm
Charcoal and ink on Moleskine Sketchbook
2016

Night in Mongkok

Night in Mongkok

Khairudin Zainudin
42x30cm
Charcoal, Oil Pastel & Acrylic on Brown Paper
2016

Night in Mongkok

Khairudin Zainudin
42x30cm
Charcoal, Oil Pastel & Acrylic on Brown Paper
2016

Old Man at Java Road Market

Old Man at Java Road Market

Khairudin Zainudin
42x30cm
Charcoal on Brown Paper
2016

Old Man at Java Road Market

Khairudin Zainudin
42x30cm
Charcoal on Brown Paper
2016

Sunday's Hong Kong Coffee Shop

Sunday's Hong Kong Coffee Shop

Khairudin Zainudin
30x41cm
Oil Pastel and Charcoal on Brown Paper
2015

Sunday's Hong Kong Coffee Shop

Khairudin Zainudin
30x41cm
Oil Pastel and Charcoal on Brown Paper
2015

Anxiety

Anxiety

Khairudin Zainudin
30x41cm
Oil Pastel and Charcoal on Brown Paper
2015

Anxiety

Khairudin Zainudin
30x41cm
Oil Pastel and Charcoal on Brown Paper
2015

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