Group Exhibition ‘Abstraction Now!’ – Wei-Ling Gallery


Wei-Ling Gallery

May 05 - May 28, 2022

Mass Man Typo, Screens, Lost and Found - I (close up)
All images courtesy of Wei-Ling Gallery

Abstraction Now! highlights contemporary Malaysian artists who are pushing the boundaries of abstraction through their practice. This show aims to feature the works of artists who are exploring materiality, mark-making and form, with the intention of tracing the roots behind these movements in Malaysia, and how these are applied within the local contemporary context.

The exhibition features artists Annabell Ng, Choy Chun Wei, Hamidi Hadi, Sabri Idrus and Zulkifli Lee.

  • Annabell Ng, To find where here is (close up)

  • Mass Man Typo, Screens, Lost and Found - II (close up)

About the Artists

Annabell Ng (b. 1982)
Her work explores the concept of time and life's many phases and cycles - rendered as an external landscape inabstract form. She is deeply interested in the idea of 'space' in terms of where we exist and where we belong in the scheme of things.

  • Annabell Ng, Euphony, 2022, Tree barks, linen, natural pigment, wood, pastel, oil stick, canvas and linen, 122cm x 244cm x 8cm

  • Annabell Ng, To find Where here is, 2022, Wood, tree barks, oil sticks, acrylic, 180cm x 180cm

Choy Chun Wei (b. 1973)
The artist deliberates, "We live in a World that depends so much on electricity - communication has become the forefront of our lives. It is all-encompassing, in the sense that it is simultaneously instantaneous and dependent. The painted (as well as collaged) screens are the central focus of the artwork, serving as both symbolic and literal "windows."

  • Choy Chun Wei - Mass Man: Typo, Screens, Lost and Found - I, 2022, Oil on canvas; 122cm x 152.5cm

  • Choy Chun Wei - Mass Man: Typo, Screens, Lost and Found - II, 2022, Oil on canvas; 168cm x 108cm

Hamidi Hadi (b. 1971)
These are small printworks culminating from several minute "implosions" which erupted inside the artist's soul, created from a clash between 'loudness' and 'insistence' spurred by feelings of tranquility and deep missing. To the artist, these moments when all is quiet and calm is absolutely priceless. The process of printmaking here is seen as a way of traversing new realms - to look at abstraction through landscapes never seen before.

  • Hamidi Hadi, Longing for nature, 2022, Ink on paper, 20cm x 25cm (20 pieces)

  • Hamidi Hadi, Longing for nature 01 edited

  • Hamidi Hadi, Longing for nature 20 edited

Sabri Idrus (b. 1971)
His work elucidate the legacy of Iram, the city of pillars, the story of the tribe of Ad, their way of life and the entire destruction of both city and tribe.

  • Sabri Idrus, The Council (The Lost City), 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 178cm x 229cm

  • Sabri Idrus, Mailbox, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 178cm x 229cm

Zulkifli Lee (b. 1978)
The artist examines paradoxical thoughts of 'opposites', akin to a magnet's poles. He delves into themes of Nature, relationships, connections, beauty and harmony - celebrating and embracing life's Yin and Yang and its manycomplexities.

  • Zulkifli Lee, Atipringkas, 2022, Soil, limestone on jute, 170cm x 202cm

  • Zulkifli Lee, Segugusan, 2020, Shingle wood & Mild steel, 122cm x 19cm x 22.5cm


Abstraction Now!

5th – 28th May 2022.
会 場
Wei-Ling Gallery
No 8 Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
電 話
Exhibition is open by appointment only. For appointments and further assistance, please contact +60322601106 or e-mail siewboon@weiling-gallery.com
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm 

Editor: Aura Contemporary Art Foundation