Faira Aris

b. Malaysia

Faira Aris was born in 1996 in Malacca and she graduated with a degree in  Fine Arts from UiTM, Shah Alam. Correlating this understanding of Islam way of living life, Faira’s work speaks of the connection between her and her Creator. Her poetic understanding of The Almighty is implied meditatively by using coloured pencils on bare canvas, muted intones. Altogether, these forms represent the pillars of Islam and her own unfailing faith toward the religion.
She has participated in a few exhibitions and recently joined the Embodiment show, online exhibition by TAKSU Singapore. A dedicated artist, she was involved in many art projects in Malaysia and in her alma mater.
Her root as a Malay is prominent in a way it is emphasised by the weaving (tenunan) aspect, converting it into a minimalistic, closely-linked together forms. It feels as if it represents a barricade between a woman and her God; elusive and vague to the common senses, it is a suggestive indication of the divine and spiritual realms with the physical world.
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Graphite Colour on Raw Canvas, 120 x 120 cm