Art Expo Malaysia 2018: The Best Edition Ever
The Longest-running International Art Fair In Southeast Asia
Nothing says it better than this year’s tagline: the best edition ever! Art Expo Malaysia 2018 opened to much anticipation on 11ᵗʰ October 2018 at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) Kuala Lumpur. It is the longest-running international art fair in South East Asia and this year, it will feature 65 reputable art galleries from 22 countries; about 1,500 art pieces. We just couldn’t resist not visiting the expo!
Alarm by Antoe Budiono (Acrylic On Canvas)
Drawn by a self-taught artist from Indonesia, this hyperrealistic painting sure stands out among the art pieces at the expo. The artist uses a unique technique of scraping off part of the paint to reveal the white canvas beneath. This brings out the realism in his paintings. That, coupled with the whimsical and comedic feel of the drawings make this piece one to look out for.
21st Century Reunion by Naufal Abshar (Mixed Media On Canvas)
Above is an art piece that elegantly uses humour to convey social criticism. It depicts a very sarcastic laughter or joke over society nowadays who are obsessed with social media. That is exactly how the artist had come to make a name for himself. He constantly explores the concept of laughter and humour in human behaviour, culture or issues.
Hero’s Talisman (Flower) by Kim Minsu (Acrylic On Canvas)
To the artist, every brushstroke is a wish of good fortune and the viewers are left to freely interpret the artist’s work based on their individual desire for luck. Not only is it intricately painted, the piece incorporates a twist of having conventional and modern iconic figures or characters. This diversifies the visual language and embodies the aspiration for fortune and wealth.
Kebersamaan by Budi Asih (Acrylic & Drawing Ink On Canvas)
A direct translation of this piece’s title would be ‘Togetherness’ and that is exactly the feeling we get when looking at this art piece. There is something about the colours and depiction of a large community that exudes a form of unity which is visually pleasing, thus making it aptly named. This is definitely a piece worthy of an artist who is known for specialising in ballpoint pen and pencil work.
If you have missed the expo this year, do not worry. With the success and huge following they have received this year, we can be sure that the expo will grow in years to come!
Audrey by Pascal Vilcollet (Oil On Canvas)