IMPERIUM - A Solo Exhibition by Shafiq Nordin


‘IMPERIUM’ is the first solo exhibition by emerging contemporary artist Shafiq Nordin. One of the five winners of MEAA 2013/14, this latest exhibition by the young rising star features 10 exciting new works in various dimensions skilfully presented in his signature style, effects that mimic the characteristics of woodblock printing. In ‘IMPERIUM’, Shafiq adopts a more matured approach toward issues related to politics and society. His thought provoking metaphors, mind boggling situations and outstanding workmanship is on full display for this very first solo outing at HOM Art Trans. ‘IMPERIUM’, which means ‘absolute power’ is used in this context as a statement of condemnation of its abuse at the hands of the unscrupulous, aided and abetted by the opportunistic and fanatical. Many of these characters are aptly presented from the various types of animals usually associated with negative human traits. Wolves, chameleons and hyenas are not positive metaphors in popular imagination while the apes, which are closest to us, possesses the will for good and evil. No matter which animal are on display in the canvases of Shafiq Nordin, the artist’s main intention is to make us recognize the ‘beast’ in us so that we would be shocked and sickened into realizing the urgent need to reclaim our humanity which, in our mad rush to secure and protect our own little interests, we gave thoughtlessly into bestiality.     
        
‘IMPERIUM’ is a much anticipated showcase of engaging works by a promising young artist whose simple objective is to continue to work hard so that Malaysian contemporary art will one day be recognized internationally.

Artworks



The Great Denier 
Acrylic on jute
153 x 153 cm
2016
RM 8,750 | Sold


The 'Patriot 'Unmasked! (Special Appreciation to Samsudin Wahab)
Acrylic on jute 
 244 x 183 cm 
2016
RM 16,500 | Sold


Behold the Generalissimo!
Acrylic on jute
183 x 183 cm
 2016
RM 12,500 | Sold


Code Name: Big Mama (Al Hippo's Last Stand)
Acrylic on jute
125 x 192 cm
 2016
RM 8,500 | Sold


Quietly, the Hyena Laughs (The Prize Fighters)
Acrylic on jute
192 x 140 cm
2016
RM 10,500 | Sold


The Cosmonaut of Inner Space from Studio Pisang
Acrylic on jute
137 x 198 cm
2016
RM 10,500 | Sold


"It’s Just Beast(li)ness, Nothing Personal"
Acrylic on jute
122 x 78 cm
2016
RM 3,500 | Sold


The Power Broker Keeping the Wolves at Bay)
Acrylic on jute
155 x 185 cm
 2016
RM 10,500 | Sold


The Lunatic goes Ape Shit! (Nuking the Moon)
Acrylic on jute 
110 x 180 cm 
 2016
RM 7,000 | Sold


A Strange Package Arrived at the Court of the Wounded Tyrant
Acrylic on jute
183  x 183 cm
2016
RM 12,500 | Sold