Monday, July 28, 2008

pelukis malaysia : Johan Marjonid

Lukisan oleh Johan Marjonid : Mt Brinchang Series- Cool Afternoon at Brinchang Mossy Forest I

Full Name?
JOHAN MARJONID

I am?
Full Time Artist

Artwork Medium?
Oil Painting , Acrylic , Watercolour

Artwork Style?
Realism

Art Statement?
MELEBU ALAS MELEBU is a Javanese word for ‘to enter, to sit down and to observe’, while ALAS is Javanese for ‘forest’ or ‘jungle’. Johan Marjonid chose ‘forest’ because to him, ‘forest’ acts as ALAS (base) to the earth’s surfaces. Basically, less than 6% of earth’s surfaces are covered with rainforests, but these rainforests are the habitats to three quarters of all animal and plant species known to mankind; and also to a lot more still unknown species. Rainforests are in fact precious natural heritages to human’s livelihood and as sources for researches to economists, ecologists and scientists that they become a global resolve, our country included, to further explore the full potentials of bio-diversities in accordance to the ninth principle of ISLAM HADHARI concept, Environmental Restoration. Johan Marjonid is one among a small number of realist naturalist painters in Malaysia. The number is so significantly small if compared to the dominating Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual Realism, or Figurative Libre that become parts of common menus for the citizens of metropolis in visual art genre of this decade, especially Kuala Lumpur.

Though, if perceived thoroughly beyond the pictorial forms, we can see his works are rich with metaphors that consist of reflective contrast of typical landscapes of urban buildings are substituted by natural fibers and cores of rainforests. To share this conscience and splendor, Johan Marjonid became active with rainforest subjects since 1994, and has emerged with several series of works; Preservation series and Arca Alam series which consists in it sub-series (Gunung Stong, Rimba Kanching, Jeriau, Tekala, Twin Towers, etc). His works were picked for display at Balai Senilukis Negara’s (National Art Gallery, Malaysia) major exhibitions such as Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection (Redza Piyadasa), 2001 and Warisan (Dr. Najib Dawa), 2003. Apart from that, he also involved with many special exhibitions, specifically themed on rainforests in local private and corporate galleries.

On this commitment, he was invited to exhibit and paint for Rainforest Painting Demonstration at World Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany in 2000. Born in Kampung Jelutung, Ayer Baloi, Pontian, Johor in 1968, Johan Marjonid received his Ijazah Sarjana Muda Seni Halus (Degree in Fine Art) from UiTM, Shah Alam in 1991. He has since taught fine art in several local public and private funded art institutions within Kuala Lumpur, and later on chose to be fulltime artist from years 2000 onwards. Johan Marjonid is fully dedicated a painter whose choice is rainforest as his subject. All his works are real depictions of Malaysian forests.

To approach and fully understand his subject, he frequently participates in expeditions and conducts his own visits to his favorite locations such as Gunung Stong in Kelantan, Gunung Tahan and Taman Negara in Pahang, Endau-Rompin, Royal Belum in Perak and recreational forests around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. If we truly observe his paintings, we will realize that there are several locations frequently portrayed, and those locations are the favorite spots he will visit annually to record physical changes and moods within which he will submerge into to study the characteristics of every buttress root and tree trunk, and several visits to the local national forest research institute to see its arboretum and reference books in its library.

Producing Realism paintings on big-scaled canvases is a challenge and a reflection of his wisdom in dealing with space, selecting colors, and understanding compositions. With varied and elegant visual angles, it is as if the paintings are enticing the viewers to take a long stroll inside. Even though Johan’s style is different from traditional East Asian landscape paintings, it can be appreciated the same way where viewers are persuaded on a ‘passage’ meditatively through the forest paths and to relish spiritual meanings or philosophies on every natural element they encounter. In his efforts to spread the idea about the significance of preserving the environments, Johan rouses the public to feel the surrounding atmosphere.

For instance, the aesthetic feelings and artistic appearances of the atmosphere after the rain; fresh, cool, calm, mysterious and at times terrifying are prevalent in Preservation Series and Arca Alam series. He tries to give us awareness about how a certain ambiance is shaped by the surrounding factors, for example the condition after the rainfall at reserved forest of Gunung Stong is different from the condition after the rainfall in Rimba Rekreasi Kanching. Nature is to be viewed holistically, not materialistically or just physically. Landscape paintings have long been treated as the main subject by several well known civilizations as indications to locales, seasons, or as impressions for narrative and figurative compositions. Reading the work of rainforest painting by Johan can be likened to viewing the forest as if we were inside it; its every image, its temperature, its topography, its flora, its fauna, and whatever the signs, whether as the main subjects or in the background, are symbolically most important for the visitors / appreciators. By: Amerrudin Ahmad Curator, National Art Gallery

pelukis malaysia : Anassuwandi Ahmad

GLIMPSE INTO THE PATH No.4
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Year: 2006 Size: 36 in x 36 in About This Series This series is about a glimpse of my childhood. As I have been raised at fisher village, name Kuala Kedah, life of childhood had many memories. My playground was along a river, play with mud, catch belangkas (horse shoe crab) , run onto planter, making kites, catch fish and boating. All these memories sometimes glimpse over my head. I tried to remember all those memories in my childhood when I paint about this series.

pelukis malaysia: Abu Seman Awang Besar

Lukisan cat air oleh Pak Abu: Portrait of A Coconut Tree
Watercolour on watercolour paper Semasa menjadi fasilitator Bina Insan Guru di Gua Gendang, Pengkalan Hulu, Perak beberapa tahun lepas Pak Abu bawa kamera (Pak Abu bawa kamera ke mana saja dan bila-bila masa saja). Dalam banyak-banyak tumbuhan yang Pak Abu ambil fotonya termasuklah pokok kelapa ni. "Ada ke pulak engkau ambik gambar pokok kelapa. Nak buat apa?" tanya kawan Pak Abu. Macam dikatakan sebelum ini lanskap Pak Abu sudah berubah. Secara biologi lukisan ini memperincikan cerita sepohon pokok kelapa.


Artwork Medium?
Oil Painting , Watercolour , Pastel , Pen/Ink

Artwork Style?
Realism

Full Name?
Abu Seman Awang Besar

About Me?
Saya lahir pada tahun pada tahun 1952. Sudah melukis sebagai hobi semenjak kecil. Tahun 50an orang kampung masih buang air besar dalam semak terutama kanak-kanak. Sekali saya masuk semak saya pasti lambat keluar sebab saya suka melihat binatang, pokok dan apa saja dalam semak. Balik ke rumah saya akan melukisnya dengan pensel atas kertas yang saya curi dari buku abang saya. Saya tidak belajar melukis secara formal.

Hanya pada awal 1980an saya mula belajar dari kawan-kawan saya yang terdiri dari pelukis-pelukis cat air terkenal Kelantan seperti Cikgu Mokhtar Abdullah, Ismail Mat Hussin dan Cikgu Zakaria Abdullah. Saya seorang guru matematik di sebuah sekolah menengah kerajaan. Di samping itu saya juga mengajar mata pelajaran pendidikan seni. Untuk menambah pengetahuan saya menyambung pelajaran dalam bidang pendidikan seni visual di Institut Perguruan Ilmu Khas Kuala lumpur selama satu tahun pada tahun 1990.

Namun ia tidaklah membantu dalam meningkatkkan kemahiran saya dalam teknik-teknik melukis. Saya boleh dikatakan self-taught. Pada tahun 1980an saya mula melanggan majalah seni lukis dari Amerika Syarikat iaitu The Artist dan American Artist. Majalah-majalah ini banyak membantu saya dalam memperbaiki kemahiran saya.

Selain itu saya banyak membaca buku-buku yang berkaitan dengan teknik-teknik melukis. Dari situ saya memperbaiki kemahiran saya dalam penggunaan bahan dan alat. Apa pun perjalan saya masih jauh dalam bidang ini. Oleh itu komen-komen dari rakan artis sangat saya perlukan dan saya hormati. Kini saya bertugas sebagai pensyarah (attach ke bahagian grafik) di sebuah institut perguruan di Semenanjung.

Sebagai pegawai kerajaan ruang masa untuk saya aktif sangat terhad. Saya pernah menjawat sebagai Penolong Setiausaha Persatuan Seni Lukis Kelantan (PESENI) pada penghujung tahun 1980an. Masa itu juga saya diberi peluang oleh Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Kelantan untuk mengajar seni lukis untuk orang-orang dewasa pada setiap hari Khamis.

pelukis malaysia : TAJUDDIN

Lukisan oleh Tajuddin: KIRIM SALAM PADA PAK ABU, YA
Oil on canvas
25" x 32" - 20 May 2008

Kedai gunting dulu2..banyak yang tak ada hawa dingin...tapi ianya merupakan salah satu tempat berinteraksi..
macam kat kopitiam jugalah

Artwork Medium?
Oil Painting

Artwork Style?
Realism

About Me?
Just want to do the thing that I need to do all this time - oil painting.

Art Statement?
1. Never paint when you are not inspired, because it never fails to fail you 2. I hate drafting..it's messy

Favourite Artists?
Collete,Dali, da Vinci & the rest of the Rennaisance gang

Favourite Colour?
nothing gawdy/glaring

Why you want to be an artists ??
Don't ask me that


Exhibition?
Creative Road Show - Kuantan - 2007 Lakarasa Inderapura - National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur - exhibition of works by Pahang artist, - one of my art pieces was selected for the exhibition

Collections?
1 Creative Art Corner Gallery, Kuantan (3 pieces) 2 Pahang State Art Gallery, Kuantan (4 pieces) 3 Resource Centre SM Teknik Seri Pelindung, Kuantan (3 pieces) 4 Pn Mazuraini Zulkefli, Kuantan (1 piece ) 5 My studio and all over the internal walls of my house (minus the above)



Awards?
What awards?

Favourite Artist?
anybody as long as they are not cocky

Why you want to be an artists?
The answer is out there

Sunday, July 27, 2008

NIK MOHD HAZRI NIK SHAIROZI


Hazry

I am?
I am , Part Time Artist , Art Student , Art Lover

Artwork Medium?
All Medium , Acrylic , Watercolour , Pastel , Pen/Ink , Pencil/Colour Pencil , Collage , Mix Media , Sculpture

Artwork Style?
All Style , Hyperrealism - Photorealism , Realism , Surrealism , Exspressionism , Abstract , Abstract Expressionism

Full Name?
Nik Mohd Hazri Nik Shairozi

Favourite Artists?
,Abdul Latif Maulan,Hoessien Enas,Jaafar Taib,Johan Marjonid,Amron Omar .

Favourite Colour?
biru


Collections?
*Encik Kamaluddin (Ayahanda Pengetua Smk Kuala Krai 2007)-Potrait. *En Abdul Halim & sekeluarga.(potrait) *Saudara Nasharuddin (art student 2007) *Nik Rosliza Yusoff 2005 (Fakulti Seni Bina Uitm Shah Alam 2006-sekarang)-Catan Alam Rimba Fantasi. *Suhana (student 2007)-Frankfurt Villa Lanscape. *Saudara Sirajuddin Zakaria (art student 2007)-Potrait Permaisuri Agong.

About Me?
Yups!!saya Hazri''''''' dilahirkan pada 30 november 1988(sagitarius) dan sekarang saya Berumur 19 tahun.Berasal dari Negeri Kelantan. saya meminati seni sejak kecil lagi..sering menyertai pertandingan mlukis dan mewarna sejak umur 7 tahun lagi...

Exhibition?
Tak ada & tak pernah menyertainya. InsyaAllah..akan buat exhibition sedikit masa lagi..

Why you want to be an artists ??
Ingin Menjadi Pelukis Yang Terkenal Setanding Dengan Pelukis Negara Barat.

Website URL?
http://myarthost.com/HAZRY

Awards?
ada la skit2 dari pertandingan melukis di peringkat daerah dan negeri.

Favourite Artist?
Abdul Latif Maulan,Hoessien Enas,Jaafar Taib,Johan Marjonid,Amron Omar

Why you want to be an artists?
Ingin Menjadi Pelukis photorealism Yang Terkenal Setanding Dengan Pelukis Negara Barat.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Roszainol Hashim

Watercolour oleh Roszainol Hashim (Melaka) batik062008

Full Name?
Roszainol Hashim

I am?
Full Time Artist

Artwork Medium?
Acrylic , Watercolour , Pencil/Colour Pencil

Artwork Style?
Realism

Wadiwaridi


BARRIER OF EMOTION : PASSION I

Full Name?
waridi hamdan

I am?
Full Time Artist , Art Lover , Art Admirer

Artwork Medium?
Acrylic

Artwork Style?
Abstract

Favourite Artist?
mark rothko, piet mondrian

Favourite Colour?
base color


Exhibition?




WINE (MAIL ART ENCOUNTERS) City Hall, Castlenau-Montratier, FRANCE July 2008 - PAMERAN TERBUKA 2008 Galeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA 9th June - 31st July 2008 - BEIJING 2008 MALAYSIANS ART BANNER Balai Seni Lukis Negara, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA 7th June 2008 - PAMERAN RASA ANTARABANGSA UKM 2008 Anjung Seni dan Galeri Seni DECTAR UKM, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi Selangor, MALAYSIA 14th MAY - 28th JUNE 2008