SYSTEM by Fazrin Abd Rahman


"System" brings together newly produced work by Fazrin Abd Rahman (b. 1989) in an exhibition that integrates traditional elements into a contemporary artistic approach. For his third solo exhibition, the artist presents 13 wall sculptures that draw upon his practice in recent years; this sees similarly shield-like shape sculptures multiplied at various scales, elevating the artist's interest in the mechanics behind the techniques and their applicability in our contemporary reading. Each artwork is given a specific number designated as the title indicates different looming systems used and characterised by its various geometrical forms. His latest instalment explores the act of weaving as an attitude towards heavily manufactured production that prompted him to adopt industrial-strength material in his 'woven' art. Drawing inspiration from the traditional design and form, "System" probes how the technique can be constructed as a scheme of language, a mediator of ancient knowledge to our current scientific understanding. Trained as a sculptor, Fazrin adapted the art of rattan weaving as his primary technique, drawing from his personal experience while working as a craftsman specialising in Malay indigenous design. Fazrin new production is a tribute to traditional art's ingenuity and a reinterpretation of current scientific thinking. In the past, weaving indicates a form of communal art and is often used in utility items such as tikar mengkuang, interior walls or roofs. The geometrical pattern reveals a complex and systematic structure that emanates the element and principle of design, speaking volumes of his sensibility in the traditional and modern world
-2+1-2/+1-3+1 

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520 

-1+1/+2/+1-1 

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

+2-1/+1-2/+3

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

-2+1-2/-1+3-1 

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

-1+2/+2-1

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

+2-1+2/-1+3-1(1) 

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

+3-3/+2-4/+1-5

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

+2-1+2/-1-1+1-1-1 

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

+2-1+2/-1+3-1(2)

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

+2-1-1/-1-1+2

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 122 x 77 cm | 2022 
RM 5,520

-1+2/+1-2(s)

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 61 x 91.5 cm | 2022 
RM 2,760 

-1+1/+1-1(s)

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 61 x 91.5 cm | 2022 
RM 2,760 


+2-1/+1-2/+3(s)

Fazrin Abd Rahman 
Spray paint on aluminium strips | 61 x 91.5 cm | 2022 
RM 2,760 





























 

UNDER THE MOONLIGHT BY DONALD ABRAHAM


‘Under the moonlight’ showcases a series of artworks that enhances the elements of tranquility and serenity of plants at night. It inspires Donald Abraham to observe the growth process that happens after sunset, closer. He finds that plants grow and blossom at night, and somehow bring pleasant surprises in the morning to those who are observing. It reminds him of the human physical growth cycle, hence why he is intrigued by it. Up to 16 shades of blue were used to capture the mystery of the night before the dawn. Delightfully, this feeling of serene coincides with the peacefulness of Ramadan.

 

Growing at Night I

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 165 x 205.7 cm | 2022
RM 10,000

Growing at Night III

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 122 x 244 cm | 2022
RM 13,000

Dear Mama

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 121 x 244 cm | 2022
RM 13,000

Letting As The Eyes Shut, The Heart Open

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 101.5 x 157.5 cm | 2022
RM 5,500

Grow When It’s Difficult

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 102 x 158 cm | 2022
RM 5,500 | Reserved

Collectively Surprising

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 95 x 156 cm | 2022
RM 5,000

Floresta

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 150 x 200 cm | 2022
RM 8,000

Don’t Tell Anyone

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 150 x 200 cm | 2022
RM 8,000

Only Takes 2 Years

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 122 x 92 cm | 2022
RM 4,500

Good Morning

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 61 x 61 cm (each) | 2022
RM 6,000

Growing at Night II

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 71.5 x 79 cm | 2022
RM 3,000

Finding It’s Way

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 40.5 x 30.5 cm | 2022
RM 1,500
























NIGHTFALL

 


NIGHTFALL showcases the luminous works of three (3) established artists illuminating the tranquility of the universe and its cosmoses. Experienced in the field, Haslin Ismail, Edroger Rosili, and Donald Abraham traverse time, space and dimension with their artworks, alluring the audience to seek within the inner boundaries of their minds. Exploring the fine lines between light and dark; peace and chaos; or day and night, NIGHTFALL explores the spaces in between.

The exhibition sets to be launched from 8-10 April at GMBB, Kuala Lumpur, in conjunction with the Art for All, Art Gala by Art Expo Malaysia.



Out of Sight

Haslin Ismail
Indian ink on canvas | 167.6 x 320 cm | 2022
RM 25,000

The dark night of the soul is a journey of soul searching. The process of eliminating those things that no longer serve your purpose. It’s both a death and a rebirth…a spiritual awakening – Haslin Ismail



Nocturna

Edroger Rosili
Acrylic, airbrush, sublimation on fabric, contact glue | 167.6 x 304 cm | 2022
RM 20,000

For the longest time I have been curious about the idea that darkness is the initial state of universe, and light is the energy that exist from a source of power which occurs inside the darkness setting. Lately, I began to doubt this, when I think of the possibility that darkness itself is not merely nothingness, but an object of creation, as does space, time, gravitational force and love. - Edroger Rosili



Growing at Night I

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 165 x 205.7 cm | 2022
RM 10,000



Growing at Night II

Donald Abraham
Acrylic on canvas | 78.7 x 71.1 cm | 2022
RM 3,000

The sky grew darker painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shade of night. Night is purer than day, it is better for thinking, loving and reaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the y takes on new and deeper meaning. - Elie Wiesel