Mungkin Nanti by David Lee

7 - 24 APRIL 2021

Mungkin Nanti, a solo exhibition by a local contemporary artist, David Lee. This exhibition presents five new artworks from David that consist of his own personal story; the question of identity and reminiscing memories, represent by disarrayed and chaotic juxtaposition of subjects. As suggested in the title, Mungkin Nanti which means ‘one day’, this series conveys his desire to be free from his tribulations, from his guilt and troubles, and his hope in becoming a great artist.

There are five artworks in this series, and all paintings are in order. As the sequence progresses, the paintings become more and more disordered, and more subjects or ‘characters’ are added into the paintings. Every subject in these paintings symbolizes David’s state of mind, thus at the very end of this sequence, David shows us all the characters; the manifestations of his own psyche and self-consciousness – his truest self.

Mungkin Nanti runs from  7th – 24th April 2021 at G13 Gallery

O Bintang - Bintang yang Bersinar

O Bintang - Bintang yang Bersinar

David Lee
152.5x183cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

O Bintang - Bintang yang Bersinar

David Lee
152.5x183cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

O Bintang-Bintang yang Bersinar is the happiest and the most cheerful compared to other paintings. The animals above represent our survival during our life journey, while the toys represent my stars or Bintang-Bintang.

Mungkin Nanti

Mungkin Nanti

David Lee
152x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Mungkin Nanti

David Lee
152x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

The Frog in painting (2), Mungkin Nanti represents myself that tries to escape the burden and heaviness of my mind at times.

Mungkin Nanti 2

Mungkin Nanti 2

David Lee
152x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Mungkin Nanti 2

David Lee
152x122cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

Mungkin Nanti 2, represents myself in trying my best not to be crushed by my anxiety and depression.

O Chupa Ku

O Chupa Ku

David Lee
168x137cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

O Chupa Ku

David Lee
168x137cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

Chupa-Chups in painting (4), O Chupa Ku are my favourite candy when I was growing up. My mum would buy it for me as a treat to cheer me up whenever I used to get punished by my dad. The yellow Adidas sneaker in O Chupa Ku was the exact pair I used to have as a kid.

Satu Hari

Satu Hari

David Lee
122x152.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Satu Hari

David Lee
122x152.5cm
Oil on Canvas
2021

Artist Statement

Satu Hari, a self-portrait of me in the bathroom, where most of my thoughts, tribulations, ideas, and random thoughts come from. Fun fact, it is where I got my inspiration from for this series. Satu Hari illustrates the teddy bears I used to have when growing up. They always made me feel safe when I got scared or got in trouble. I painted myself as a woman [represented by the underwear and the high heels] because I have many feminine sides.

  • DAVID LEE
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