Cerita Objek

24 June - 11 July 2020

G13 Gallery proudly presents ‘Cerita Objek ‘ by ten local artists named Aiman Zamri, Al Khuzaire Ali, Fawwaz Sukri, Fazrin Abd Rahman, Haslin Ismail, Haziq Syawal, Nik M Shazmie, Sabihis Pandi, Shafiq Nordin & Sukor Romat.

‘Cerita Objek’ displays a series of artworks from our local artists that focus on the practice of experimenting mediums. The works in this exhibition entail the ‘new normal’ outlook on the art practices that are created out of limitation, different environments, ideas, and inspiration that spring from the current adjusting way of life.

When it comes to art-making, mediums are deemed important in justifying one’s message. As to how Marshall McLuhan has put it, “the medium is the message”; it is through a medium or object that is in use that a message is articulated, not solely about the artist’s ideas – that the mediums are only to be manipulated and becomes a means to an end. Mediums also play a big part in conjugating artist’s intention in art-making.

Ranging from paint jars to signboard, artists are open towards exploring new approaches not just limited to painting on canvas. This exhibition intends to enunciate the artists’ ways of adapting with different mediums as to how they can navigate meaning out of these new mediums or objects that they are using – which to some of them, this matter is somewhat challenging to their comfort level.

When it comes to being an artist, let alone any circumstances, it is understandable that artists are also normal human beings who also go through stages of lives. Being creative should be about adapting to certain conditions of the environment and can take any situation in the process of art-making. The lateral approach in art-making explored by artists in this exhibition might ultimately be an opportunity to sharpen their expedition towards incorporating new ideas and insights into their creative processes, henceforth, budding afresh new sets of skills and understanding towards varieties of mediums.

‘Cerita Objek’ will runs from 24th June until 11th July 2020 at G13 Gallery. The gallery opens daily from 11 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

 

Any inquiry please contact or WhatsApp:-
Gallery : +603-7880 0991 |

Kenny Teng +6019-2114 697 | Wendy Chang +6013-2342 126

WhatsApp: Wendy Chang www.wasap.my/60132342126  | Kenny Teng www.wasap.my/60192114697

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Taman ( Variable Angle )

Taman ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
47.5(H)x108(W)x56(D)cm
Colour pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, ink on paper & collage on a plastic toy car
2020

Taman ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
47.5(H)x108(W)x56(D)cm
Colour pencil, oil pastel, watercolor, ink on paper & collage on a plastic toy car
2020

Astounding Stories ( Variable Angle )

Astounding Stories ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
51.5(H)x75(W)x43.5(D)cm
Paper Collage on Polystyrene Box & acrylic on industrial paper cutting & bind it with silicone glue
2020

Astounding Stories ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
51.5(H)x75(W)x43.5(D)cm
Paper Collage on Polystyrene Box & acrylic on industrial paper cutting & bind it with silicone glue
2020

Ghost ( Variable Angle )

Ghost ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
77(H)x51(W)x32(D)cm
Interfacing Fabric Collage on luggage
2020

Ghost ( Variable Angle )

Haslin Ismail
77(H)x51(W)x32(D)cm
Interfacing Fabric Collage on luggage
2020

Mr. Corodenia ( Variable Angle )

Mr. Corodenia ( Variable Angle )

Shafiq Nordin
43(H)x30(W)x23(D)cm ( glass Case )
Used Bottle, Clay, Acrylic on Canvas
2020

Mr. Corodenia ( Variable Angle )

Shafiq Nordin
43(H)x30(W)x23(D)cm ( glass Case )
Used Bottle, Clay, Acrylic on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

Panic buying had once made Gardenia’s bread to be the most demanding product during the early MCO enforcement. The story about this product went viral on every social media due to this anomaly incident. However, the bad side of the story revealed the truest mentality of our society as more wastes were coming from this product that has been made due to the effect of this panic buying.

Masak Apa Tak Jadi ( variable Angle )

Masak Apa Tak Jadi ( variable Angle )

Sukor Romat
28(H)x28(W)x45(D)cm
Frying Pan and 3D Printed (PLA)
2020

Masak Apa Tak Jadi ( variable Angle )

Sukor Romat
28(H)x28(W)x45(D)cm
Frying Pan and 3D Printed (PLA)
2020

Artist Statement

This artwork is based on the phenomenal events during MCO. As an artist and husband, I have lots of time to experiment with cooking, but somehow not all the food can be cooked perfectly even though I follow through the recipe. It is phenomenal, whether husband or wife trying their best to cook for the family during CMO. As for me while in the kitchen, it is like a mini-World War happening

Masak Ketam Tak Jadi

Masak Ketam Tak Jadi

Sukor Romat
12.5(H)x21(W)x19.5(D)cm
Aluminium Pot, 3D printed & 2k Paint
2020

Masak Ketam Tak Jadi

Sukor Romat
12.5(H)x21(W)x19.5(D)cm
Aluminium Pot, 3D printed & 2k Paint
2020

Artist Statement

This artwork is based on the phenomenal events during MCO. It is amazing as most of us try practicing cooking skills during CMO. As for me, during CMO I wanted to eat crabs badly, but I had no experience in cooking crab. However, I still want to cook the crab, but unfortunately, it does not happen as I expected.

Play (Off) Variable Angle

Play (Off) Variable Angle

Al Khuzairie Ali
56.5(H)x39(W)x29(D)cm
Football Shoes, Custom-made Glass Box, Artificial Grass, Custom-made Wood Box, Collage, Transfer image & Acrylic
2020

Play (Off) Variable Angle

Al Khuzairie Ali
56.5(H)x39(W)x29(D)cm
Football Shoes, Custom-made Glass Box, Artificial Grass, Custom-made Wood Box, Collage, Transfer image & Acrylic
2020

Artist Statement

I use my personal collection of football shoes to produce ‘Play(off)’. This is because my routine of playing football has been temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 attacks that have caused this global pandemic. All activities are restricted and we are required to practice social distancing to break the virus chain. I am aware that this pandemic has not only had a profound impact on my everyday life, as it has impacted the world. In the world of sports, the football industry is stalling, major international tournaments such as the Euro2020, Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and domestic games have been postponed and some have to be canceled. I hope that by doing social distancing and other security measures, this virus can be fought down and things will get better.

Rindu Kampung

Rindu Kampung

Sabihis Pandi
30x30cm (Diameter)
Vinyl and Oil Paint
2020

Rindu Kampung

Sabihis Pandi
30x30cm (Diameter)
Vinyl and Oil Paint
2020

Artist Statement

During the period of MCO, I spent a lot of time listening to songs from my LP collection. And I thought that using these LPs is a great idea to be used as the material and surface for my artwork to tell about what happened today, and what I went through at home.

Corona

Corona

Sabihis Pandi
30x30cm (Diameter)
Vinyl and Oil Paint
2020

Corona

Sabihis Pandi
30x30cm (Diameter)
Vinyl and Oil Paint
2020

Artist Statement

During the period of MCO, I spent a lot of time listening to songs from my LP collection. And I thought that using these LPs is a great idea to be used as the material and surface for my artwork to tell about what happened today, and what I went through at home.

Penjarakan So Sial

Penjarakan So Sial

Sabihis Pandi
30x30cm (Diameter)
Vinyl and Oil Paint
2020

Penjarakan So Sial

Sabihis Pandi
30x30cm (Diameter)
Vinyl and Oil Paint
2020

Artist Statement

During the period of MCO, I spent a lot of time listening to songs from my LP collection. And I thought that using these LPs is a great idea to be used as the material and surface for my artwork to tell about what happened today, and what I went through at home.

Construction 1

Construction 1

Fazrin Abd Rahman
60(H)x24(W)x31(D)cm
Banner Printing on Bedside Table
2020

Construction 1

Fazrin Abd Rahman
60(H)x24(W)x31(D)cm
Banner Printing on Bedside Table
2020

Artist Statement

I wish I could create artwork like I used to do but due to the situation of the pandemic caused by COVID 19, many shops and retailers were closed. Out of this odd situation, I had to explore other materials that can be found in my surrounding. I went as far as using objects that are close enough in relation to my previous artworks

I started to reconstruct using materials that I found around my house to form a new body of work. With limited tools and materials, I took this task as a challenge to motivate myself and created something unusual or out of my comfort zone.

I used the old banners as the material to create these artworks. The rhythm of the weaving process; the sensation I got from the moving threads while handling them; and the result of the work led towards disclosing the connection between myself and the soul. This interrelated process between banners and embroidery create some new meaning that could as well become a potential for the sculptural surface.

This is the kind of work that I would like to see the results that reveal naturally from certain materials.

Construction 2

Construction 2

Fazrin Abd Rahman
59(H)x21.5(W)x6.5(D)cm
Banner Printing on PVC Pipe
2020

Construction 2

Fazrin Abd Rahman
59(H)x21.5(W)x6.5(D)cm
Banner Printing on PVC Pipe
2020

Artist Statement

I wish I could create artwork like I used to do but due to the situation of the pandemic caused by COVID 19, many shops and retailers were closed. Out of this odd situation, I had to explore other materials that can be found in my surrounding. I went as far as using objects that are close enough in relation to my previous artworks

I started to reconstruct using materials that I found around my house to form a new body of work. With limited tools and materials, I took this task as a challenge to motivate myself and created something unusual or out of my comfort zone.

I used the old banners as the material to create these artworks. The rhythm of the weaving process; the sensation I got from the moving threads while handling them; and the result of the work led towards disclosing the connection between myself and the soul. This interrelated process between banners and embroidery create some new meaning that could as well become a potential for the sculptural surface.

This is the kind of work that I would like to see the results that reveal naturally from certain materials.

Our Memory Plastic Jar II ( Variable Angle )

Our Memory Plastic Jar II ( Variable Angle )

Haziq Syawal
15(H)x10(W)x30(P)cm
Acrylic, Canvas and Collage on Finished Acrylic Colour Plastic Jar in Glass Box
2020

Our Memory Plastic Jar II ( Variable Angle )

Haziq Syawal
15(H)x10(W)x30(P)cm
Acrylic, Canvas and Collage on Finished Acrylic Colour Plastic Jar in Glass Box
2020

Artist Statement

The idea of these pieces came into mind during the difficult time enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months being in the state of Movement Control Order (MCO) halted me from acquiring painting materials, hence, I chose these paint jars as my material. Combining collages of canvas with these jars, the visuals depicted my observation of what had happened during the early phase of MCO. In doing so, I incorporated symbols in conveying my thoughts on this issue. The first jar, “Routine Jar”, indicates activities that people have been doing during MCO such as discovering new hobbies, for instance, decorating rooms with plants and reading new books. The second jar is “Family Jar”. An effect of this pandemic is that some were unable to see family and friends as we have to practice social distancing. With these artworks, I am trying to express the adjusted ways of life we are now experiencing.

Our Memory Plastic Jar I  ( Variable Angle )

Our Memory Plastic Jar I ( Variable Angle )

Haziq Syawal
15(H)x10(W)x30(P)cm
Acrylic, Canvas and Collage on Finished Acrylic Colour Plastic Jar in Glass Box
2020

Our Memory Plastic Jar I ( Variable Angle )

Haziq Syawal
15(H)x10(W)x30(P)cm
Acrylic, Canvas and Collage on Finished Acrylic Colour Plastic Jar in Glass Box
2020

Artist Statement

The idea of these pieces came into mind during the difficult time enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months being in the state of Movement Control Order (MCO) halted me from acquiring painting materials, hence, I chose these paint jars as my material. Combining collages of canvas with these jars, the visuals depicted my observation of what had happened during the early phase of MCO. In doing so, I incorporated symbols in conveying my thoughts on this issue. The first jar, “Routine Jar”, indicates activities that people have been doing during MCO such as discovering new hobbies, for instance, decorating rooms with plants and reading new books. The second jar is “Family Jar”. An effect of this pandemic is that some were unable to see family and friends as we have to practice social distancing. With these artworks, I am trying to express the adjusted ways of life we are now experiencing.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Aiman Zamri
18(H)x60(W)x18(D)cm
Pillow, Silicone, Plaster, Resin and Acrylic
2020

Sleeping Beauty

Aiman Zamri
18(H)x60(W)x18(D)cm
Pillow, Silicone, Plaster, Resin and Acrylic
2020

Artist Statement

With these artworks, I am exaggerating on how I see the current situation that has been affecting me. I have spent most of my time in my own house and kept on doing the same routine each and every day which mainly is either sitting on a chair while doing something else or sleeping, thus why I have chosen a chair and a pillow for this series. I see these two objects as my main instruments and something close to me to kill time with throughout the day. I executed these artworks to make it look like I have morphed into the non-living objects and became a part of them by making them look vividly, very much alive.

Throne

Throne

Aiman Zamri
98(H)x42(W)x50(D)cm
Chair, Silicone, Concrete, Resin and Acrylic
2020

Throne

Aiman Zamri
98(H)x42(W)x50(D)cm
Chair, Silicone, Concrete, Resin and Acrylic
2020

Artist Statement

With these artworks, I am exaggerating on how I see the current situation that has been affecting me. I have spent most of my time in my own house and kept on doing the same routine each and every day which mainly is either sitting on a chair while doing something else or sleeping, thus why I have chosen a chair and a pillow for this series. I see these two objects as my main instruments and something close to me to kill time with throughout the day. I executed these artworks to make it look like I have morphed into the non-living objects and became a part of them by making them look vividly, very much alive.

'Virus Wrecker' ( Variable Angle )

'Virus Wrecker' ( Variable Angle )

Nik M Shazmie
59.5(H)x45(W)x30(D)cm
Clay, Metal, Acrylics and Aerosol Spray on Gas Tank
2020

'Virus Wrecker' ( Variable Angle )

Nik M Shazmie
59.5(H)x45(W)x30(D)cm
Clay, Metal, Acrylics and Aerosol Spray on Gas Tank
2020

Artist Statement

The work ‘Virus Wrecker’ conveys how Nik M Shazmie imagined the world trying to recover from the pandemic attack and trying to survive. This work portrays the world situation during the advent of COVID-19 virus; the reactions from us towards new normal ways of life as Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced by the government; how one should isolate themselves, restrict themselves from any gathering and events; the restriction of the eateries which confined people from eating at the place, etc. If one looks closely, there is a subtle hint of the virus’ green toxic blood at the robot’s body, which implies that there was a fight between this robot and the virus. The artist intends to metaphorically represent this mecha-robot as the front liners.

Divide and Conquer ( Variable Angle )

Divide and Conquer ( Variable Angle )

Nik M Shazmie
46(H)x23(W)x23(D)cm
Acrylics, Aerosol Can and Welded steel on Metal Gas Tank
2020

Divide and Conquer ( Variable Angle )

Nik M Shazmie
46(H)x23(W)x23(D)cm
Acrylics, Aerosol Can and Welded steel on Metal Gas Tank
2020

Artist Statement

The work portrays Nik’s imagination in surreal imagery, a soldier who wears a protective gear exploring a new planet, which metaphors to the New Normal after the ferocious rampage of the Covid19 pandemic to all the countries in the world. People tend to see life and surroundings now became more bizarre and unusual than it used to be, like exploring a new planet with a lot of hidden threats.

Disconnected ( Variable Angle )

Disconnected ( Variable Angle )

Nik M Shazmie
30x30cm diameter
Acrylic and Aerosol Spray on PVC Buoy
2020

Disconnected ( Variable Angle )

Nik M Shazmie
30x30cm diameter
Acrylic and Aerosol Spray on PVC Buoy
2020

Artist Statement

“Disconnected” shows how Nik pictures the isolation feelings on a small buoyant ball during pandemic situation with a humorous approach. The metaphors of big fish in a tank, and the astronaut portrayed by himself wearing a protective fishbowl-like astronaut helmet, shows how all the freedom that we took for granted all this time has been restricted to ‘stay-home-only’ movement. For some people, when they went back from shopping, they still feel paranoid of the lurking virus everywhere on the plastic bags, shirts, and everything since it has been reported that the virus still alive under room temperature for 9 hours.

Awas, Kerja-kerja Pemulihan Di hadapan ( Front & Rear View )

Awas, Kerja-kerja Pemulihan Di hadapan ( Front & Rear View )

Fawwaz Sukri
86.5(H)x91.5(W)x66(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Signboard
2020

Awas, Kerja-kerja Pemulihan Di hadapan ( Front & Rear View )

Fawwaz Sukri
86.5(H)x91.5(W)x66(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Signboard
2020

Artist Statement

This series of paintings is about the current situation that I was dealing with during the Covid-19. I am using cartoon characters such as Shin Chan, Elmo, Groover, Doraemon and Nobita to reimagine what it looks like if these characters face the same occurrences as I do. I reimagined certain situations happen to these characters such as roadblock checkpoints, invisible enemies, and being restrained from returning to hometown. Apart from cartoon characters as the message of my self-reflection, I also used materials that represent this sense of confinement such as the plywood as the barrier and the signboard.

Invisible Enemies

Invisible Enemies

Fawwaz Sukri
89(H)x71(W)x12(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Aluminium and Plywood
2020

Invisible Enemies

Fawwaz Sukri
89(H)x71(W)x12(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Aluminium and Plywood
2020

Artist Statement

This series of paintings is about the current situation that I was dealing with during the Covid-19. I am using cartoon characters such as Shin Chan, Elmo, Groover, Doraemon and Nobita to reimagine what it looks like if these characters face the same occurrences as I do. I reimagined certain situations happen to these characters such as roadblock checkpoints, invisible enemies, and being restrained from returning to hometown. Apart from cartoon characters as the message of my self-reflection, I also used materials that represent this sense of confinement such as the plywood as the barrier and the signboard.

Shin Chan Under Quarantine

Shin Chan Under Quarantine

Fawwaz Sukri
80(H)x48(W)x12(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Plywood
2020

Shin Chan Under Quarantine

Fawwaz Sukri
80(H)x48(W)x12(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Plywood
2020

Artist Statement

This series of paintings is about the current situation that I was dealing with during the Covid-19. I am using cartoon characters such as Shin Chan, Elmo, Groover, Doraemon and Nobita to reimagine what it looks like if these characters face the same occurrences as I do. I reimagined certain situations happen to these characters such as roadblock checkpoints, invisible enemies, and being restrained from returning to hometown. Apart from cartoon characters as the message of my self-reflection, I also used materials that represent this sense of confinement such as the plywood as the barrier and the signboard.

Stop! Police Checkpoint

Stop! Police Checkpoint

Fawwaz Sukri
80(H)x48(W)x12(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Plywood
2020

Stop! Police Checkpoint

Fawwaz Sukri
80(H)x48(W)x12(D)cm
Acrylic, Gel Medium and Lacquer on Plywood
2020

Artist Statement

This series of paintings is about the current situation that I was dealing with during the Covid-19. I am using cartoon characters such as Shin Chan, Elmo, Groover, Doraemon and Nobita to reimagine what it looks like if these characters face the same occurrences as I do. I reimagined certain situations happen to these characters such as roadblock checkpoints, invisible enemies, and being restrained from returning to hometown. Apart from cartoon characters as the message of my self-reflection, I also used materials that represent this sense of confinement such as the plywood as the barrier and the signboard.

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  • Aiman Zamri
  • Fazrin Abd Rahman
  • Sukor Romat
  • Sabihis Pandi
  • Al Khuzairie
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