Viewing Room: Of Dream and Reality

G13 Gallery is proud to present `Of Dream and Reality’, a group exhibition that features new artworks from four aspiring local artists and an international artist from Thailand. Those participating artists are Arikwibowo Amril, Ho Mei Kei, Nitinai Meenun (from Thailand), Syafiq Mohd Nor and Siund Tan.

‘Of Dreams and Reality’ as a whole will be focusing on stories from these five talented artists in regard to their experience living in their respective environments. The exhibition will be catering to each artist’s narration by disclosing their personal struggles or the struggles that they have seen as either the spectator or the person who directly or indirectly affected. Each artist will be looking to dissect the theme in each expertise which results in different visuals altogether but will be disclosing their views be it in social criticism form or aspirational advice to the audience.

`Of Dream and Reality’ runs from 14th until 28th March 2020 at G13 Gallery. The gallery opens daily from 11 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

 

 

 

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Family Affair (Anwar)

Arikwibowo Amril
156.5x378cm
Charcoal and Paper cut on Canvas
2020

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Family Affair (Anwar)

Arikwibowo Amril
156.5x378cm
Charcoal and Paper cut on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

In this artwork, I am trying to make a comparison between a family of politicians and a family from a normal class. Both have a different background but at the same time, share the same content which is about the politics in familyhood.

Family Affair (Amril)

Arikwibowo Amril
156.5x378cm
Charcoal and Paper cut on Canvas
2020

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Family Affair (Amril)

Arikwibowo Amril
156.5x378cm
Charcoal and Paper cut on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

In this artwork, I am trying to make a comparison between a family of politicians and a family from a normal class. Both have a different background but at the same time, share the same content which is about the politics in familyhood.

I Liked it Original than the New One

Syafiq Mohd Nor
122x137cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

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I Liked it Original than the New One

Syafiq Mohd Nor
122x137cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

The painting portrays a scene of an environment in a forest with a bunch of fruits and a pile junk of classic cars. If we look closely, the subjects are composed oddly as we have fruits that seemed to unlikely grow up from their respective trees; some bananas are grown from citrus branches and so on. This unusual scenery symbolizes our current political climate; the cars connote the old system and fruits are hanged purposely to indicate cumbersome acceptance. As a nation, we can still hope for the best and it is by being united that we could shape the country to become a better one. However, not everyone can accept changes hence persistently taking their ways of looking at the matter, which will somehow obstruct us to progress.

We serve You better

Syafiq Mohd Nor
122x137cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

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We serve You better

Syafiq Mohd Nor
122x137cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

The painting portrays a scene of an environment in a forest with a bunch of fruits and a pile junk of classic cars. If we look closely, the subjects are composed oddly as we have fruits that seemed to unlikely grow up from their respective trees; some bananas are grown from citrus branches and so on. This unusual scenery symbolizes our current political climate; the cars connote the old system and fruits are hanged purposely to indicate cumbersome acceptance. As a nation, we can still hope for the best and it is by being united that we could shape the country to become a better one. However, not everyone can accept changes hence persistently taking their ways of looking at the matter, which will somehow obstruct us to progress.

Confabulation Ritual

Syafiq Mohd Nor
91x107cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

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Confabulation Ritual

Syafiq Mohd Nor
91x107cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

The painting portrays a scene of an environment in a forest with a bunch of fruits and a pile junk of classic cars. If we look closely, the subjects are composed oddly as we have fruits that seemed to unlikely grow up from their respective trees; some bananas are grown from citrus branches and so on. This unusual scenery symbolizes our current political climate; the cars connote the old system and fruits are hanged purposely to indicate cumbersome acceptance. As a nation, we can still hope for the best and it is by being united that we could shape the country to become a better one. However, not everyone can accept changes hence persistently taking their ways of looking at the matter, which will somehow obstruct us to progress.

Stick with The Past

Syafiq Mohd Nor
91x107cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

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Stick with The Past

Syafiq Mohd Nor
91x107cm
Colour Pencil on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

The painting portrays a scene of an environment in a forest with a bunch of fruits and a pile junk of classic cars. If we look closely, the subjects are composed oddly as we have fruits that seemed to unlikely grow up from their respective trees; some bananas are grown from citrus branches and so on. This unusual scenery symbolizes our current political climate; the cars connote the old system and fruits are hanged purposely to indicate cumbersome acceptance. As a nation, we can still hope for the best and it is by being united that we could shape the country to become a better one. However, not everyone can accept changes hence persistently taking their ways of looking at the matter, which will somehow obstruct us to progress.

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only I

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

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All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only I

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only II

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

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All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only II

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only III

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

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All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only III

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only IV

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

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All pictures shown are for Visualisation Purpose Only IV

Ho Mei Kei
66x51cm
Oil on Canvas & Acrylic paint on Acrylic box
2020

Artist Statement

This series of artwork is inspired by my own experience of trying to own a house where it somewhat got me thinking about this obsession we have with owning our dream home. Just like any other major milestone in life, getting and owning a house is a challenge to Malaysian youths nowadays. Wanting and being able to afford your own space are two very different things.

Malaysia as a developing country remains consistent about providing access to homeownership and several incentives are given to the young starters. However, “Your Own Home” sales pitches are not the only positive side we were looking at. Or “To Own Your Dream Lifestyle with a Booking fee of Only RM1000”, followed by the ease of paying off affordable monthly loans.

We get persuaded with dreams of the luxury living that others try to sell us: high-end security features, a fountain in front of your condominium, a herbs garden and infinity pools. For me, they are all not more than illusions, that might not mean anything if you can’t enjoy them as much as you can because you’re so caught up in the everyday job routine. Also, young people are at the greatest risk when it comes to the rising price of houses, with interest rates and monthly bills unrealistically higher than their monthly income.

In this artwork, I tried to combine the imaginal line and patterns of buildings, giving my interpretation of the relationship between illusion and reality. Besides that, this series of artwork also connote the dilemma of renting versus buying.

Different people in the same place

Nitinai Meenun
150x200cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

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Different people in the same place

Nitinai Meenun
150x200cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Roddaeng No.1

Nitinai Meenun
30x40cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

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Roddaeng No.1

Nitinai Meenun
30x40cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Roddaeng No.2

Nitinai Meenun
30x40cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

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Roddaeng No.2

Nitinai Meenun
30x40cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Roddaeng No.3

Nitinai Meenun
30x40cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

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Roddaeng No.3

Nitinai Meenun
30x40cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

Roddaeng No.4

Nitinai Meenun
30x70cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

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Roddaeng No.4

Nitinai Meenun
30x70cm
Oil on Canvas
2019

The Wheel of Fortune

Siund Tan
140x190cm
Oil on Canvas
2020

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The Wheel of Fortune

Siund Tan
140x190cm
Oil on Canvas
2020

The Space between us

Siund Tan
60x45cm
Oil on Canvas
2020

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The Space between us

Siund Tan
60x45cm
Oil on Canvas
2020

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