CATALYSIS: E-Invite


​CATALYSIS: Contemporary Art by Dasein Graduates

Founded in 1996, Dasein Academy of Art provides creative education with an emphasis on distinctive expression, where young talents manifest their imagination and abilities within an inspiring environment and intellectual context. Over the years, Dasein’s fine art department has fostered a new generation of fine artists that not only contributed to the local art market but also shines on the international art stage. Their art practice challenges the conventional in subject matters, technique and presentation, bringing renewed energies to the art scene in Malaysia.Throughout the years, Dasein Academy of Art has built a high quality education hub for the arts, where students are trained with the competency to excel in both local and global creative domain. Throughout the years, Dasein Academy of Art has built a high quality education hub for the arts, where students are trained with the competency to excel in both local and global creative domain. Throughout the years, Dasein Academy of Art has built a high quality education hub for the arts, where students are trained with the competency to excel in both local and global creative domain.

Collaborated with HOM Art Trans, CATALYSIS brings together the works of some of Dasein’s most outstanding fine art graduates in recent years including the more established and the emerging, among them many have received various outstanding awards. The exhibition takes a closer look at some of the themes, ideas and directions which have been explored by these graduates since the turn of the new millennium. It also provides the viewers an opportunity to look more broadly at the contexts in which a new post-Mahathirian generation of artists, those typically born in the beginning of the 80s, have approached and developed aspects of their professional art practice.

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​Cheong Tuck Wai
The Reality. The Dream
2014​ / Burn, acrylic & image transfer on canvas​ / 122 x 153cm

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Lim Yong Wei
Loop
2014 / Oil on canvas / 120 x 139cm (triptych)

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​Chong Ai Lei
Wild Dream II
2014 / Oil on canvas / 120 x 120cm

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Woh Jing Hao
Beauty & the Beast
2014 / Acrylic, stencil & chinese ink on canvas / 150 x 120cm

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Tham Yoke In
The Smile
2014 / Oil on canvas / 100 x 100cm

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Veronika Neukirch makes assemblages, collages and installations by combining art- & DIY materials with everyday objects to create a new visual dynamic. Decoding the aesthetics of consumerist objects, reusing and developing them as well as using the object itself lies at the heart of her practice.
Often taking a positive look at artificiality, she utilises Science-Fiction, Kitsch, Pop-Art and Minimalist aesthetics to humorously question our relationship with objects, fine art conventions and taste hierarchies.