E-SCAPE

SYED FAKARUDDIN SOLO EXHIBITION

02-16 March 2024

G13 is proud to present ‘E-SCAPE’, a solo exhibition by Malaysian contemporary artist Syed Fakaruddin. With this exhibition, Syed continues his exploration of materiality through his longstanding body of work.

‘E-SCAPE’ takes viewers on a journey inspired by Syed’s exploration of virtual landscapes on Google Maps, reimagining these places into a series of captivating wireframe paintings.

Despite facing health setbacks previously, Syed found inspiration in the mundane surroundings of his studio, leading to a period of recalibration and newfound creativity.

The exhibition features vibrant paintings that showcase Syed’s unique wireframing technique, employing gradient washes for the background, acrylic lines for the middle ground, and neon accents for the foreground. Each layer adds depth and spatiality to the works, creating a dynamic interplay between them.

E-SCAPE’ runs from 2 to 16 March 2024 at G13 Gallery.

46°30'00''N 8°17'41''E (Bridge)

46°30'00''N 8°17'41''E (Bridge)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 244cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

46°30'00''N 8°17'41''E (Bridge)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 244cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 46°30’00”N 8°17’41”E refer to a location near Obergoms, Switzerland. Obergoms is a municipality in the district of Goms in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It’s a picturesque area known for its stunning alpine scenery, hiking trails, and winter sports opportunities. Whether you’re visiting for outdoor activities or simply to enjoy the beauty of the Swiss Alps, Obergoms offers a charming destination.

24°45'38''S 15°17'32''E (Pendulum)

24°45'38''S 15°17'32''E (Pendulum)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

24°45'38''S 15°17'32''E (Pendulum)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 24°45’38”S 15°17’32”E point to the famous Sossusvlei in Namibia. Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert, in the Namib-Naukluft National Park of Namibia. It’s one of the most iconic and photographed landscapes in Namibia, known for its towering sand dunes, some of which are among the highest in the world. Sossusvlei is a popular destination for tourists and photographers due to its unique and stunning scenery.

51°46'15''N 10°32'24''W (Sun Clock)

51°46'15''N 10°32'24''W (Sun Clock)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

51°46'15''N 10°32'24''W (Sun Clock)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 51°46’15”N 10°32’24”W refer to a location near Rock Island, off the coast of County Cork, Ireland. Rock Island is a small island situated off the southwestern coast of Ireland in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its rugged coastline and natural beauty.

37°36'55''N 112°09'30''W (Heart)

37°36'55''N 112°09'30''W (Heart)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2023

37°36'55''N 112°09'30''W (Heart)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2023

Artist Statement

The coordinates 37°36’55”N 112°09’30”W point to a location in the state of Utah, USA. This location is near the Bryce Canyon National Park, a renowned national park famous for its unique rock formations called hoodoos. Bryce Canyon is known for its stunning vistas, hiking trails, and opportunities for outdoor adventure.

46°46'36''N 8°17'16''E (Tower)

46°46'36''N 8°17'16''E (Tower)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

46°46'36''N 8°17'16''E (Tower)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 46°46’36”N 8°17’16”E is correspond to Kerns, a municipality located in the canton of Obwalden, Switzerland. Kerns is situated in the heart of the Swiss Alps and offers stunning mountain landscapes, picturesque villages, and outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountaineering. It’s a charming destination known for its natural beauty and Swiss hospitality.

50°55'43''S 73°07'20''W (Arch)

50°55'43''S 73°07'20''W (Arch)

Syed Fakaruddin
152.5 x 152.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

50°55'43''S 73°07'20''W (Arch)

Syed Fakaruddin
152.5 x 152.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

50°55’43”S 73°07’20”W, point to Torres del Paine National Park in the Magallanes Region of Chile. Torres del Paine is renowned for its stunning landscapes, including granite peaks, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. It’s a popular destination for hiking, trekking, and outdoor adventure, attracting visitors from around the world. The park is located in the southernmost part of Chilean Patagonia and offers breathtaking scenery that includes the iconic towers (torres) that give the park its name.

24°45'38''S 15°17'31'' E (Hammer)

24°45'38''S 15°17'31'' E (Hammer)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 91.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

24°45'38''S 15°17'31'' E (Hammer)

Syed Fakaruddin
183 x 91.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

24°45’38”S 15°17’31” E is geographic coordinate corresponds to Sossusvlei, a famous tourist destination located in the Namib Desert within the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia. Sossusvlei is known for its iconic red sand dunes, which are some of the highest in the world, reaching up to around 300 meters in height. It’s a popular spot for photography and outdoor activities such as sandboarding and quad biking.

50°56'06''S 73°09'49''W (Umbrella)

50°56'06''S 73°09'49''W (Umbrella)

Syed Fakaruddin
92 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

50°56'06''S 73°09'49''W (Umbrella)

Syed Fakaruddin
92 x 183cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 50°56’06”S 73°09’49”W point to Torres del Paine National Park in the Magallanes Region of Chile. This park is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, including granite peaks, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. It’s a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, trekking, camping, and wildlife watching. The park is located in the southernmost part of Chilean Patagonia and is one of the most visited national parks in Chile, attracting travelers from all over the world.

32°44'37''N 16°58'09''W (Dice)

32°44'37''N 16°58'09''W (Dice)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 152.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

32°44'37''N 16°58'09''W (Dice)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 152.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 32°44’37”N 16°58’09”W correspond to the island of Madeira, Portugal. Curral das Freiras, also known as the “Nun’s Valley,” is situated in a deep valley surrounded by towering mountains. It is famous for its dramatic scenery, traditional Madeiran architecture, and rich cultural heritage.

51°00'02''S 73°10'57''W (Arrow)

51°00'02''S 73°10'57''W (Arrow)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 152.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

51°00'02''S 73°10'57''W (Arrow)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 152.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 51°00’02”S 73°10’57”W point to Grey Lake (Lago Grey) within Torres del Paine National Park in the Magallanes Region of Chile. Grey Lake is renowned for its striking blue-grey color, caused by glacial sediments, and for the enormous icebergs that often float on its surface, calved from the nearby Grey Glacier.

32°45'33''N 16°57'30''W (Candle)

32°45'33''N 16°57'30''W (Candle)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

32°45'33''N 16°57'30''W (Candle)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

Candle (32°45’33”N 16°57’30”W): The title “Candle” evokes a sense of illumination or light. Symbolic rocks balancing could represent finding balance in the gentle glow of enlightenmen

52°58'17''N 9°25'51''W (Globe)

52°58'17''N 9°25'51''W (Globe)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

52°58'17''N 9°25'51''W (Globe)

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 52°58’17”N 9°25’51”W point to the Cliffs of Moher, which are located in County Clare, Ireland. These cliffs are one of the most iconic and visited natural attractions in Ireland, towering over the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs stretch for about 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) along the western coast of Ireland and reach heights of up to 214 meters (702 feet) above sea level. They offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands, and the surrounding coastline. The Cliffs of Moher are a designated UNESCO Global Geopark and are part of the Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic driving route along the western coast of Ireland.

Balance: Holiday Mood 3

Balance: Holiday Mood 3

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2023

Balance: Holiday Mood 3

Syed Fakaruddin
122 x 122cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2023

Artist Statement

Pulau Kapas, also known as Kapas Island, in Malaysia, coordinates 5°12’33.60″ N 103°16’10.20″ E, it’s a beautiful island located off the coast of Terengganu in the South China Sea. Pulau Kapas is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and vibrant marine life, making it a popular destination for snorkeling, diving, and relaxation. Visitors can enjoy exploring the island’s lush jungle trails, snorkeling among colorful coral reefs, or simply lounging on the pristine beaches. It’s a serene and picturesque paradise for nature lovers and beachgoers alike.

21°50'26''S 15°11'23''E (Axe)

21°50'26''S 15°11'23''E (Axe)

Syed Fakaruddin
91.5 x 91.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

21°50'26''S 15°11'23''E (Axe)

Syed Fakaruddin
91.5 x 91.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 21°50’26”S 15°11’23”E do is correspond to the Erongo Region in Namibia. The Erongo Region is located in the central part of the country and is known for its diverse landscapes, including rocky mountains, desert plains, and savannah. It’s a region rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage, with attractions such as the Spitzkoppe granite peaks, the ancient rock art of the Brandberg Mountain, and the historic town of Swakopmund on the coast.

50°57'40''S 73°25'03''W (Stairs)

50°57'40''S 73°25'03''W (Stairs)

Syed Fakaruddin
91.5 x 91.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

50°57'40''S 73°25'03''W (Stairs)

Syed Fakaruddin
91.5 x 91.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 50°57’40”S 73°25’03”W is correspond to Torres del Paine National Park, which is located in the Magallanes Region of Chilean Patagonia. Torres del Paine is renowned for its stunning landscapes, including the iconic granite towers after which the park is named, as well as its glaciers, lakes, and diverse wildlife. It’s a popular destination for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. Thank you for providing this information about Torres del Paine, Chile.

21°50'27''S 15°11'16''E (Hand)

21°50'27''S 15°11'16''E (Hand)

Syed Fakaruddin
92 x 92cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

21°50'27''S 15°11'16''E (Hand)

Syed Fakaruddin
92 x 92cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 21°50’27”S 15°11’16”E lead to the Erongo Region in Namibia, a historically significant area known for its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. It has been inhabited for centuries and bears traces of ancient civilizations through rock art sites and archaeological discoveries.

52°56'49''N 9°28'18''W (Eyes)

52°56'49''N 9°28'18''W (Eyes)

Syed Fakaruddin
92 x 92cm
Acrylic on canvas
2024

52°56'49''N 9°28'18''W (Eyes)

Syed Fakaruddin
92 x 92cm
Acrylic on canvas
2024

Artist Statement

The coordinates 52°56’49”N 9°28’18”W correspond to a location in County Clare, Ireland. This specific location is in the vicinity of Mullaghroe North, as you mentioned earlier. It’s an area known for its scenic beauty, typical of the Irish countryside, with rolling green hills and rural landscapes.

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