Arcawan is a series of sculpture exhibition aiming to introduce our sculptors specially the young and new to the artscene. ‘Arcawan II’ is a follow-up show of ‘Arcawan’, an all-sculpture exhibition that was well received at HOM Art Trans earlier this year. This time around, the exhibition features a lineup of eight artists from mid-career artists to the emerging sculptor.
Showcasing a total of 14 three-dimensional artworks, the exhibition presents a collection of contemporary pieces that are informed by conventional techniques and teachings. The exhibition celebrates not only the physical works on display, but also the brilliant individuals behind them.
Sculptors combine years of expertise in craftsmanship and thorough understanding of materiality to create three-dimensional forms that depicts a specific vision. These forms range from free standing sculptures and pedestal displays to wall pieces that can be extended into elaborate installations. The conceptual aspect of sculpting is what sets sculptors apart from regular craftsmen. They are individuals that can use rudimentary materials to communicate a vast range of human emotions, from ones that are tender and delicate to violent and ecstatic.
Artists involved in ‘Arcawan II’ are Abdul Hakkam Hafiz, Ali Bebit, Amirul Yazid, Azmi Amran, Faiz Yunus, Hilal Mazlan, Mat Ali Mat Som and Muhammad Faris and they presenting an eclectic mix of works that responding to a variety of themes. Hakkam and Faiz take inspiration from nature, with Hakkam being inspired by the sincerity and simplicity of the natural world and Faiz interpreting it as a metaphor for transformation and experimentation. Faris uses repeated motifs to give homage to a loved one; Azmi explores ageing and fragility. Amirul explores materiality by creating thin metal works inspired by origami, and Ali Bebit criticises our mobile phone addiction with a whimsical sculpture resembling a man taking a selfie with a gun. While Mat get his inspiration during pandemic as individual and country is put under a new challenge.
66.5 cm x 15 cm x 76 cm
The work "Irama" explores the composition of repeated forms in my work. It is the result of a combination of mixed media variations forming a repetition of the grid nature of the gear subject while also displaying unity in the work. However, the context implied in this work is that it is a sign of my appreciation to the individual who is the catalyst in my passion in composing recycled materials to work of art, which is my mother. Since my childhood, I was inspired by the by my mother’s creativity, who was able to produce beautiful compositions for example in the form of wedding favours even using alternative materials based on recycling. The subject of gear as a symbol of my artistic journey is always in collecting, observing and composing the materials around me to be regenerated in the form of artwork. There is the word "MAK" and the arrangement of a flower moving in relation to the image of the heart which I insert through the composition of shapes in my work. It shows my mother has always been the heart of my motivation to create art as time goes on.