Viewing Room: Faizal Suhif
Faizal Suhif is a printmaker who chose to reside in the outskirts of Hulu Langat despite having daily errands to run in Kuala Lumpur. His body of work comprises of an orchestrated monoprint action that is derived from the rich surfaces that the Earth has to offer. The richness of that very mark-making quality is then controlled and composed by tracing technique to either fill the void or cancel out any clutter in his image.
Faizal’s method in his art making process is almost synonymous with subtle, earth-tone colours which are minimal to balance out the heavy-pressed black ink of marks. He usually lets nature takes it course after altering and adding a few suggestions of light and shadow to form his subject matter, leaving the rest just as it is. Self-discovery, soul searching, self-reflection, contemplation and meditation are the keywords that are best associated with Faizal’s new development in art. The Artist hopes that the divine elements in the prints can be treated as a guideline for audiences alike as well as a reminder to The Artist himself. Philosophy and wisdom are derived from the guides of Nature. Only one that remains is whether we believe/notice it or not