Unseen Conn3xion

G13 Gallery is proud to present ‘Unseen Conn3xion’, an exhibition that displays artworks from three artists who are friends, portraying their current lives or circumstances amidst the pandemic. This exhibition will bring to the limelight a number of artworks by three contemporary artists, Fadilah Karim, Shafiq Nordin, and Winner Jumalon.

Fadilah Karim (b.1987, Malaysia) is well known for her gloomy yet serene paintings made by her muddy color palette and painterly brushstrokes. Her works mostly depict the enigmatic expression transpired from the portraits of people around her; mostly her family or friends, as well as her own self-portraits. As for Shafiq Nordin (b.1989, Malaysia), his approach has always been more towards social criticism and this issue is reflected in his work which is akin to the styles of pop-surrealism. Winner Jumalon (b.1983, Philippines), on the other hand, makes art based on his precious memories and is a person with a keen observation towards his surroundings, which have always been his trajectories in art-making.

Focuses on these three artists, this exhibition revolves around the altering environment of these artists and how they translate these junctures into artworks. Though they are from a different background respectively, there is a commonality between the three of them, which is their keenness of expressing themselves in their artworks.

‘Unseen Conn3xion’ will be displayed on our online Viewing Room on our website; G13gallery.com and other social media platforms.

 

INSTALLATION 1

INSTALLATION 2

INSTALLATION 3

 

 

Day 1

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 1

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Day 2

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 2

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Day 3

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 3

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Day 4

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 4

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Day 5

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 5

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Day 6

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 6

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Day 7

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 7

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Day 8

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

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Day 8

Winner Jumalon
61x51cm
Oil on Paper
2020

Isolation #1

Fadilah Karim
122x91cm
Oil on Linen
2020

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Isolation #1

Fadilah Karim
122x91cm
Oil on Linen
2020

Artist Statement

‘Isolation #1’ revolve around the state of the artist during the MCO (Movement Contro Order) period. In these scenes, the artist expresses her feelings of being away from her friends and family, depicted by how the artist is seen using a binocular symbolizing the distance she has with her loved ones.

 

Isolation #2

Fadilah Karim
152x122cm
Oil on Linen
2020

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Isolation #2

Fadilah Karim
152x122cm
Oil on Linen
2020

Artist Statement

‘Isolation #1’ revolve around the state of the artist during the MCO (Movement Contro Order) period. In these scenes, the artist expresses her feelings of being away from her friends and family, depicted by how the artist is seen using a binocular symbolizing the distance she has with her loved ones.

Thick and Thin

Fadilah Karim
152x122cm
Oil on Linen
2020

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Thick and Thin

Fadilah Karim
152x122cm
Oil on Linen
2020

Artist Statement

This painting depicts the artist holding a white goose with great care; symbolizing her love and priority for her family. Goose can’t easily hide when threatened, they resort to aggression to ward off danger and that exactly how humans react to protect their belongings.

Tukang Kanun di Bawah Tempurung

Shafiq Nordin
123x107cm
Acrylic on Jute
2020

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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

Di Suatu Hari yang Tenang

Shafiq Nordin
143x107cm
Acrylic on Jute
2020

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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.

Selamat Datang Mr. Corona

Shafiq Nordin
244x153cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2020

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Selamat Datang Mr. Corona

Shafiq Nordin
244x153cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2020

Artist Statement

‘Selamat Datang Mr. Corona’ is a narrative plot of events that have taken place since the advent of the coronavirus. From the spread of the fake news, panic buying as well as the Gardenia bread that is often sold out, these have of course ignited paranoid amongst the public.

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