Shafiq Nordin

Shafiq Nordin

Born 1989 in Negeri Sembilan , Malaysia.

Shafiq Nordin has been the most uncompromising and hard-hitting in his works. Instead of producing paintings about the victims and casualties of geopolitical 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 represent 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 is driven by imperialist ambitions, insatiable greed and all that is inhumanely base. To Shafiq, the utter absurdity of it all is the effects of pure lunacy and the polka dot patterns on parts of his many cretinous beasts as comical effects, underscore 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.

EDUCATIONS
2012

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

2010

Diploma of Fine Art, Uitm, Lendu, Malaysia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018

Aletheia, a Solo Exhibition by Shafiq Nordin, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2016

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

INTERNATIONAL SHOW / ART FAIRS
2020

Brain Invasion, Two Man Showcase with Shafiq Nordin, Block 17 Bacolod City, Philippines.
Art Philippines with G13 Gallery, Philippines.

2019

Art Expo Malaysia 2019 with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Art Moments Jakarta with G13 Gallery, Indonesia.
Asia Art Connection with Eugene Gallery, South Korea.

2018

Poetic of Landscape with Block 17 Art Space, Philippines.
Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2018 with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Hotel Art Fair Bangkok with G13 Gallery, Thailand.
Art Busan with G13 Gallery, South Korea.

2017

Art Kaohsiung with G13 Gallery, Taiwan.
Art Expo Malaysia Plus 2017 with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Equidistant Night with Provenance Art Gallery Shangrila, Philippines.
Art Stage Singapore 2017 with G13 Gallery, Singapore.
Skateboadshow, Urbanscape 2017, Paris, France.

2016

Rising length of light with Redbase Art Management, Indonesia.

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

Art Expo Malaysia 2014, Matrade, G13 gallery, Malaysia.
Kornerliste Art Fair, Koln, Germany.
Nasi Campur 2014, Taksu Gallery, Jln Merah Saga, Singapore.

2013

Art Expo 13, Matrade, RA Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020

SEDEKAD: G13 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Cerita Objek, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
Unseen Connection, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
NO(W) SHOWING! I, Segaris Art Center, Publika KL, Malaysia.
Mending Fence: A Tales from an Isolation, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2019

Figure it Out, Segaris Art Center, Publika Solaris Damansara, Malaysia.
#SKULL, G13 Gallery, Malaysia.
XIX Nineteen with Segaris Art Centre, Malaysia.

2018

Art Show Publika 2018, White Box, Publika, Malaysia.
Morphosis, Galeri Prima, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bintang 5 Volume III with Segaris Art Center, Malaysia.
From the Studio II with Trans56, Publika, Malaysia.
Axis By Praxis: Identity in transition with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2017

The Young Contempo Showcase II with Curate Henry Butcher & Galeri Prima, Malaysia.
Transit A1, HOM Art Trans Gallery, Malaysia.
Sensation, Segaris Art Centre, Malaysia.
ArtAid 2017, White box, Publika, Malaysia.
Rice Lands, Nadine Fine Art Gallery, Malaysia.
Young Guns, HOM Art Trans. Malaysia.
7th G13 Gallery Anniversary Show with G13 Gallery, Malaysia.

2016

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 Generation in Art, Curate Henry Butcher, 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 Portrait, Gallery Chandan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“ ADA show” Segaris Art Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Local Only 2015, Taksu Gallery, Malaysia.

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

Pesta Open Art Competition, Balai Seni Lukis Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Open Show 11, Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia.

2010

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

2009

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

AWARDS
2016

Young Gun Award

2013

MEA AWARD 2013

Secret Mission II: Rescue

Secret Mission II: Rescue

Shafiq Nordin
155x121cm
Acrylic on Jute
2019

Secret Mission II: Rescue

Shafiq Nordin
155x121cm
Acrylic on Jute
2019

Until The Limit

Until The Limit

Shafiq Nordin
120x90cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2020

Until The Limit

Shafiq Nordin
120x90cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2020

Di Suatu Hari yang Tenang

Di Suatu Hari yang Tenang

Shafiq Nordin
143x107cm
Acrylic on Jute
2020

Di Suatu Hari yang Tenang

Shafiq Nordin
143x107cm
Acrylic on Jute
2020

Artist Statement

‘Di Suatu Hari Yang Tenang….’ Is a sarcastic statement where days that are deemed calm are suddenly swept away by the power of the government until the emergence of the coronavirus that is worrying the public.

Tukang Kanun di Bawah Tempurung

Tukang Kanun di Bawah Tempurung

Shafiq Nordin
123x107cm
Acrylic on Jute
2020

Tukang Kanun di Bawah Tempurung

Shafiq Nordin
123x107cm
Acrylic on Jute
2020

Artist Statement

‘Tukang Kanun Di Bawah Tempurung’ is an idea that derived from a Malay proverb, ‘seperti katak dibawah tempurung’ that depicts the attitude of the netizens during the quarantine who like to spread fake news and do some weird things to get viral and likes from the social media

'Masih Rapuh'

'Masih Rapuh'

Shafiq Nordin
100x150cm
Acrylic and Oil on Jute
2019

'Masih Rapuh'

Shafiq Nordin
100x150cm
Acrylic and Oil on Jute
2019

The Black Goat Who Defended His Master

The Black Goat Who Defended His Master

Shafiq Nordin
159 x 202cm
Oil & Acrylic on Jute stick on Mdf Board
2018

The Black Goat Who Defended His Master

Shafiq Nordin
159 x 202cm
Oil & Acrylic on Jute stick on Mdf Board
2018

'Plan B'

'Plan B'

Shafiq Nordin
150x100cm
Acrylic and Oil on Jute
2019

'Plan B'

Shafiq Nordin
150x100cm
Acrylic and Oil on Jute
2019

What's Next ?

What's Next ?

Shafiq Nordin
63x89cm
Oil & Acrylic on Jute With Wood frame
2017

What's Next ?

Shafiq Nordin
63x89cm
Oil & Acrylic on Jute With Wood frame
2017

Delusion Box I

Delusion Box I

Shafiq Nordin
80x80cm
Oil and Acrylic on Jute
2019

Delusion Box I

Shafiq Nordin
80x80cm
Oil and Acrylic on Jute
2019

Delusion Box III

Delusion Box III

Shafiq Nordin
80x80cm
Oil and Acrylic on Jute
2019

Delusion Box III

Shafiq Nordin
80x80cm
Oil and Acrylic on Jute
2019

Delusion Box IV

Delusion Box IV

Shafiq Nordin
80x80cm
Oil and Acrylic on Jute
2019

Delusion Box IV

Shafiq Nordin
80x80cm
Oil and Acrylic on Jute
2019

Tukang Sebar

Tukang Sebar

Shafiq Nordin
Small (36x51cm), Medium (51.5x70cm) & Large (86x118cm)
Acrylic on Jute Stick on MDF Board
2019
Installation set

Tukang Sebar

Shafiq Nordin
Small (36x51cm), Medium (51.5x70cm) & Large (86x118cm)
Acrylic on Jute Stick on MDF Board
2019
Installation set

The Ronin Cat

The Ronin Cat

Shafiq Nordin
91x89.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2020

The Ronin Cat

Shafiq Nordin
91x89.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2020

FURiends:

12th - 31st Dec 2020

SEDEKAD

3 - 24 October 2020

Cerita Objek

24 June - 11 July 2020

#SKULL

13 - 27 April 2019

Aletheia

17 NOV - 1 DEC 2018

Axis By Praxis

13 - 27 Jan 2018

Attract Retract

14 - 28 Nov 2015

Art Fair Philippines 2020

21 - 23 February 2020

Art Busan 2019

31 May - 2 June 2019

ART EXPO MALAYSIA 2018

12 - 14 OCT 2018

ART BUSAN 2018

20 - 22 April 2018

Art Stage Singapore 2017

12 - 15 Jan 2017

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