Jepun Attack Malaya : New Paintings by Edroger Rosili


Jepun Attack Malaya brings us into a fantasy revisit of Malaya during the Japanese occupation in 1942-1945. The artist created a series of paintings depicting a fictional sense into the reading of the historical event, as epic battle scenes between cultural representations of the characters involved in the war. 

The Japanese army is imagined as their popular fictional hero, Ultraman, fighting against the Malaya resistance of the attack, personified as local traditional fruits and vegetables, which is adapting into the visual narrative of the Ultraman story as the monsters they are fighting.

This appropriation triggers the irony in the idea of heroes and villains, in the dilemma of necessary evil or every villain is the hero in its own story, which will always be visible in the times of war, when each side is fighting for the ideals of their nation.

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Artworks



Jepun Attack Malaya (Ultraman Seven lawan Laksamana Rebung)
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm
2017
RM 9,000


 Jepun Attack Malaya (Ultraman lawan Sarjan Durian)
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm
2017
RM 9,000 | Reserved


Jepun Attack Malaya + Inggeris (Ultraman Mebius lawan Pendekar Jantung Pisang + Orang Putih Darjah 4 Suku)
Acrylic on canvas
153 x 184 cm
2017
RM 13,000


Jepun Attack Malaya (Ultraman Gaia lawan Hulubalang Pakis)
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm
2017
RM 9,000


Jepun Attack Malaya (Ultraman Hayata lawan Perwira Ubi Kayu)
Acrylic on canvas
153 x 184 cm
2017
RM 13,000 | Reserved


Jepun Attack Malaya (Ultraman Gaia lawan Panglima Salak)
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm
2017
RM 9,000


Jepun Attack Malaya (Ultraman Taro lawan Leftenan Jering)
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm
2017
RM 9,000 | Reserved 


Jepun Attack Malaya (Ultraman Hayata lawan Kapten Saga)
Acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm
2017
RM 9,000


Penangkapan Tok Petai
Acrylic on canvas
228 x 198 cm
2017
RM 16,000

The Artist



Born in Sarawak, Edroger Rosili attained his B.A Degree in Fine Arts at UiTM in 2009. He has been participating in Malaysian art since 2005. In his art practice throughout many exhibitions, he juggles between multiple bodies of work almost simultaneously, exploring variety of styles and forms that expresses his thoughts about socio political, cultural transaction, personal-universal theme and even  abstraction. Lately he returns to one of his favourite theme which explores historical fantasy. In 2010 he was selected for the Young Contemporaries at the National Art Gallery, and in 2016, he received the Young Guns Award by HOM Art Trans.