KL : Within darkened disorder, muse & reverie… the wicked woman let out a curse

Within darkened disorder, muse & reverie… the wicked woman let out a curse
Two-person exhibition by Khairul Azmir Shoib (Meme) & Haslin Ismail
TAKSU KL, 31 May – 28 June 2012

TAKSU Kuala Lumpur presents Within darkened disorder, muse & reverie… the wicked woman let out a curse, an exhibition by Malaysian artists Khairul Azmir Shoib (Meme) and Haslin Ismail.

Step into a concoction of paint and an unfamiliar land of fantasy as TAKSU celebrates the harmonious collaboration of Khairul Azmir Shoib (Meme) and Haslin Ismail in this two-man exhibition. No further introduction is needed to expect a continuation of life on the world of imagination that has firmly rooted characters from both artists committed to the proponents of fantasy. Aside from the combination of macabre and surreal themes offered, the artists come with the best that they can offer individually. Haslin’s love for paper once again prevails with the comeback of his study of the correlation of human and machines that underlies as his core work. This time, Haslin’s fictional robots have been bestowed with more emotion and character in an attempt to question the possibility of human-built robots that boast the emotional and mental capabilities of their creators. On the other hand, Meme’s text and image compositions boast the quality of pages from illustrated books, where his oftentimes strange and otherworldly characters burst off his drawings and his mind. With a renewed lack of sense of inhibitions, Meme opens a new box of ideas regarding incompletion and the pure illustrated art form. Come with a sense of abandonment from our realities and let imaginations soar.

KHAIRUL AZMIR SHOIB @ Meme (b. 1975 Perak, Malaysia) has been lecturing the arts to creative institutions around Malaysia for over 13 years. Meme’s text and image compositions boast the quality of pages from illustrated books, where his oftentimes strange and otherworldly characters burst off his drawings and ultimately, his mind. Following years from 2010 after The Picture Book Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, his work has also been seen at theChildren’s Book Festival in Bologna, Italy. In this exhibition, Meme explores new ideas of incompletion and the pure illustrated art from with a renewed lack of sense of inhibitions. Meme lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

HASLIN ISMAIL (b. 1984 Johor, Malaysia)’s love for paper once again prevails with the comeback of his study of the correlation of human and machines that underlies as his core work. This time, however, the artist’s fictional robots have been bestowed with more emotion and character in an attempt to question the possibility of human-built robots that boast the emotional and mental capabilities of their creators. Winning numerous awards from notable competitions such as In-Print Competition by National Art Gallery to being the finalist of MEA Award, Haslin comes equipped with a quality not many can ignore. Haslin Ismail lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Exhibition runs from 31 May to 28 June 2012.

Opening reception: Thursday, 31 May 2012, 7.30-10.30pm.
RSVP at kl@taksu.com by 30 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Malaysia
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