Sharon Chin : Ingin Jadi Pelukis Drawing of 2013 - 2018


The title of the exhibition borrows from A Samad Ismail’s (1924 - 2008) short story collection ‘Ingin Jadi Pujangga’ (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1994).

For many years, I was an artist who didn’t draw, or believed she couldn’t draw, which amounts to the same thing. In 2011, I moved from KL to Port Dickson. When I told the locals I was an artist, they always asked the same thing: can you draw me? So I told myself: I better learn! I was lucky to discover the work of Lynda Barry, an American cartoonist whose books ‘What It Is’ and ‘Picture This’ opened a doorway for me into drawing. She taught me that there are many ways to create an image, most of which don’t require technical skill, or ‘talent’, but enthusiasm, desire and the willingness to try.  

The drawings in this show include illustration, activist work, and graphic journalism. There are also drawings for artworks I wanted to make, or had already made. They represent the thrill and challenge I find in drawing, as well as the joy of becoming an artist who fulfills the vision of what her local community thinks an artist is, and should be. 

Artwork


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Taming' by Vika Osadtchenko
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'Who Cast the First Stone' by Li Yongping
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Fish Who Wrote Novels' by Hung Hung
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018 | Sold


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Sao' by Bich Ngan
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Rightful Inheritors' of the Earth by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Guard Dog' by Tagbumgyal
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'Here Comes the Sun' by Yeo Wei Wei
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018 | Sold


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Pigeons and the Old Man' by Vieng-Vachira Buason
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Stag' by Muruthan Mungan
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Fox Spirit' by Huabu
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018 | Sold


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'Caterpillars' by Xu Yigua
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018 | Sold


Illustration for Editions Jentayu: 'The Dogs of Dolphin Lane' by Wasi Ahmed
Oil pastel on paper
21.2 x 29.9 cm
2018


Asian Women’s Performance
Ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2014


 Lock-picker
Ink on paper
21 x 27.8 cm
2014


Malaysia Medusa
Ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2013


Illustration for 'SENSORS' artwork
Ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2013


Illustration for 'Scream, Honey' performance
Ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2013


Illustration for 'Hell Money' by Zedeck Siew
Ink on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2014


Lalang I
Fabric collage on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2015 | Sold
Lalang II
Fabric collage on paper
21 x 29.7 cm
2015


Rumah Encik Azizi, Kg. Mantin Dalam, Negeri Sembilan
Ink & Chinese watercolor on paper
27 x 39 cm
2014


Alvivi
Ink on paper
27 x 39 cm
2013


Weeds In A Box
10 rubber stamps in painted wooden box (Edition 1 of 5)
30 x 40 x 9 cm
2013 | Sold


Self-portrait in 5 parts
Ink on paper
14 x 21 cm each (5pcs)
2015 | Sold


Illustrations for 'Whalebone, Crabshell' by Zedeck Siew (Triptych)
Watercolor on paper
20.7 x 27.8 cm each (3pcs)
2015


Pedang & Bunga/Flower & Sword
Ink & watercolor on paper
13.6 x 20.3 cm (16pcs)
2016 | Sold


Drawings for Mandi Bunga Zine
Ink on paper
27 x 39 cm (5pcs)
2013 | Sold