Richard Koh Fine Art
Hasanul Isyraf Idris
Kuan Yeoh Choo
Richard Koh Fine Art presents a group show by Malaysian artists Anne Samat, Haendi Anuar, Hasanul Isyraf Idris and Yeoh Choo Kuan. Through their unique use of icons, these artists address the understanding of culture and identity in an increasingly globalized environment.
Anne Samat presents Huntsman from her Tribal Chief Series to reflect upon one's identity and role in a time of progress. Through contemporary interpretations, Anne creates a dialogue between the masculine and feminine through the weaving of industrial, domestic and everyday objects.
Haffendi Anuar investigates the consumption and dissemination of cultural debris as by-product of commercial tourism and trade through his "transformed" mask sculptures. In this exhibition, Anuar presents Migratory Objects, an immersive installation of painted " flocks" on boards.
Through detailed illustrations and vibrant colors, Hasanul Isyraf Idris creates a complex world in his Para-series. Inspired by the Greek god Morpheus, of Ovid's Metamorphoses, the artist adopts religious symbolisms and references to local icons which he recorded throughout his trips around Asia.
Yeoh Choo Kuan explores the language of gestures and painterly residues through Windows. These gridded "window" paintings expand on the artist's expression of pictoral thinking as metaphors of his ideas of life and society.