A-RES The Graduate Exhibition 2018/19


ARES: The Graduate Exhibition 2018/19 is an exhibition to mark the graduation of 5 Malaysian artist-in-residence of 2018-2019 at of HOM’s ARES residency programme. The exhibition regroups Alvin Lau, Arikwibowo Amril, Joy Ng, Liew Sze Lin and Wong Ming Hao as a follow up showcase of their artistic progress and their developments since - it displays their unique perspectives and explorations through the format of assemblage, sculpture, painting and photography. This next chapter is means to establish the contributions towards the development of their artistic language, a preview into an ongoing journey as well as providing a yardstick to follow each development of their artistic focus since their time at HOM Residency.

Joy Ng

Capturing shadows of moments, Joy has since eased into her visual language with an ability to contain fragments of time within a fluid stroke. She continues to explore personal themes of internalised struggles with a provocative effect that ambiguity has on interpretation. Her work unfolds into images flattened over inkblots reminiscent of a Rorschach test, opening up the endless possibilities of our inner psychological states. Heavily driven by narratives of identity, memory and personal boundaries, Joy’s dreamy visual imagery, as seen in Tenacious, transcends the analogue and digital, suspends the figure between past and present to create an ambiguous, abstract (sur)reality.

Wong Ming Hao

Wong continues to refine his language of paint skin collages anchored by themes of temporality, mutability and the corporeal and subjective limits of the human body. His practice veers away from the two-dimensional limitations of painting to embrace interventions such as the crumpling, creasing and embedding of paint skins. Expanding on the language of the material, he is equipped with the ability to dismember, deconstruct and re-construct portraits to provide transient insight into one’s psyche. Allowing the audience a momentary pursuit into his interest when one’s identity of self sits between reality and fantasy – further embarking on an interior journey to explore life and past, ‘to excavate one’s own histories/ history.’

Liew Sze Lin

Sze Lin aimed to reach an understanding of materiality through her collection of fabrics. Her collages and assemblages of found and discarded fabrics are not random, rather they function like definitions in a dictionary, compounding upon each other as constructed evidence, expanding beyond their definitive identities. The collage of mixed mediums, comprising of loose seams, paper cut-outs and a variety of collected fabrics narrates the past and present of Sze Lin’s life, yet poses very universal questions about existence – deriving from her encounters and experiences. These abstract constructions are a meditation on her journey of life, representations of how the past, present and future correlate. They also speak simultaneously of a capacity to seek/ look out unconventional, unexpected beauty within the seemingly mundane of everyday life.


Alvin Lau

Alvin’s photography of animal enclosure devoid of presence is representations of the suffering and overlooked/ neglected societal dysfunction. The portraits are composed—with the aid of montage and digital manipulation to give visibility to an often overlooked malady within the construction of contemporary culture, as well as addressing notions of displacement, migration and identity at large. Through these pictorial representations, Alvin addresses the impeachment of rapid urban development, drawing light the surrounding quarries and cement, the gradual placement of humanity within a disjointed, distorted transmission of an unassuming new world- perhaps an attempt to relate our current predicament with the sense of displacement experienced by the zoo animals when placed within captivity. As much as these photographs stand as a social commentary and a reflection on the new human-environment interrelationships caused by vast industrialization, it is also a nod towards the resilience of humanity and its capacity of endlessly change and adapt to the earth’s mutable environment.


Arikwibowo Amril

Arik’s cut-out paper collage portraits confront the viewer with issues of beauty and perfection, and the power of perception . Using a visual technique shaped into a language uniquely his, Arik’s collage portraits of these Malaysian men placed into positions of power are overlaid upon each other. Through illustrating the portraits of ministers old and new, his drawings narrative explores the ability to create and corrupt processes through misuse of power, it also illustrates the degradation of morality when faced with the seduction of power.  These portraits are layered, inverted, obscured and hidden in parts to carry strong associations when juxtaposed with uncanny elements to disconcert the viewer—pointing to the tension between the perceived beauty, imperfection and corruption.

ARES: The Graduate Exhibition 2018/19 is one of creatively striving and attempting to ‘know’ oneself, it narrates a collective journey to establish one’s artistic identity – and in doing so, finding a reflection of oneself and the values that it holds.

Artworks


 Joy Ng

Peace like a River
Oil on canvas
96 x 160 cm
2018

RM3,000

 Joy Ng

Breakthrough
Oil  on canvas
92 x 122 cm
2018

RM2,300

Joy Ng

Breakthrough
Oil  on canvas
92 x 122 cm
2018

RM 2,300

Joy Ng

To Come Undone
Oil on canvas
151 x 100 cm
2019


RM3,000

 Wong Ming Hao

Dissolved Mind 6
Acrylic on canvas
180 x 150 cm
2019

RM7,600

Wong Ming Hao

This Is Me, I Guess 5
Acrylic & gloss gel on canvas
150 x 120 cm
2019

RM5,000

 Wong Ming Hao

This Is Me, I Guess 6
Acrylic & gloss gel on canvas
150 x 120 cm
2019

RM5,000

Wong Ming Hao

Am I Still The One
Acrylic & gloss gel on canvas
142 x 111 cm
2018

RM4,400

 Arikwibowo Amril

Bin
Charcoal and paper cut on paper 
156.3 x 251 cm
2019

RM10,000

 Arikwibowo Amril

Aku
Charcoal and paper cut on paper 
156.3 x 251 cm
2019

RM10,000

Arikwibowo Amril

Pemutihan
Charcoal & glue on paper with box frame
126.5 x 695 cm (7 panels)
2018

RM 22,000

Arikwibowo Amril

BC
Charcoal & acrylic on canvas 
122 x 244 cm (Diptych)
2018

RM 7,000

 Arikwibowo Amril

MAN-CIS
Solid Wood
92 x 153 x 62 cm
2018

Collection of Pakhruddin Sulaiman

Liew Sze Lin

Mother & Daughter
Fabric, linen, mesh, thread & acrylic on canvas
122 x 136 cm
2018

RM 3,200 | Collection of HOM Art Trans

Liew Sze Lin

LSL001/WPKL/18/PI
Paper, canvas, rice sack bag, fabric, thread, PVA glue & acrylic on MDF board
122 x 91 cm
2018

RM 2,300

Liew Sze Lin

LSL001/WPKL/18/PI
Paper, canvas, rice sack bag, fabric, thread, PVA glue & acrylic on MDF board
122 x 91 cm
2018

RM 2,300

Liew Sze Lin

Alright
Acrylic on canvas
121.5 x 121.5 cm
2018

RM 1,500

Liew Sze Lin

CS 9
Paper, gunny sack, fabric, plastic, PVA glue, mesh, thread, hanger, button & acrylic on canvas
76 x 101 cm each (diptych)
2019

RM2,000

 Liew Sze Lin

LS119/WPKL/18/AP1
Acrylic & graphite on canvas
100 x 170 cm
2018

RM 2,200

Liew Sze Lin

SR135/WPKL/18/AP1
Acrylic & graphite on canvas
118 x 142 cm
2018

RM 2,200

Alvin Lau

50 Meters From Declaration of Independence
Vinyl print on acrylic
120 x 85 cm
2019

RM 2,000

Alvin Lau

I Thought I’ve Seen the Light, But It Was Only Sunlight
Vinyl print on acrylic
120 x  85 cm
2019

RM 2,000

Alvin Lau

What Is The Similarity Between Gentrification And An Alien Invasion
Digital print on aluminum sheet
120 x 90 cm
2019

RM 2,000

Alvin Lau

Wasn’t Much of a Self Reflection
Digital print on aluminum sheet
120 x 90 cm
2019

RM 2,000

Alvin Lau

Rhino Enclosure Without Rhino
Photographic print on sticker
Edition of 3 + 1 AP 
150  x 112.5cm 
2019

RM 2,200 ( c print with frame )

Alvin Lau

Elephant Enclosure Without Elephant
Photographic print on sticker
Edition of 3 + 1 AP 
150  x 112.5cm 
2019

RM 2,200 ( c print with frame )

Alvin Lau

Creationist Playground
Image transfer on acrylic sheet
120 x 85 cm
2019

RM 1,500

Alvin Lau

Ladder is Required For Assembly
Photo collage & image transfer on canvas
120 x 85 cm
2019

RM 1,200

Alvin Lau

I Only Clean My House on Sundays
Photo collage with transfer paper, construction adhesive, gel varnish & industrial paint on canvas
135 x 100 cm
2019

RM1,300
 
Alvin Lau

Clickbait
Image transfer on canvas
80 x 60 (diptych)
2019

RM 2,200

Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Tari Ria
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 211 cm
2018

RM 35,000

Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Menjalar
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 211 cm
2018

RM 35,000

Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Tari Rasa I
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 122 cm
2018

RM22,000

Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Tari Rasa II
Acrylic on canvas
152 x 122 cm
2018

RM 22,000

Bayu Utomo Radjikin

Tari II
Acrylic on canvas
130 x 170 cm
2017

RM 24,000

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