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 curation investigates how various styles of abstraction are currently being adopted and translated into Malaysian artists’ practices; specifically identifying those who have been consistent and unwavering throughout their careers, while demonstrating a liberal stance towards experimenting with different media and method-making.
Abstraction Now! aims to shed light on the unique place that abstraction and the use of alternative media has had on the development of the practises of contemporary abstracts artists in Malaysia.
While a lot of research and writing has been placed on abstract artists from earlier generations of Malaysian art, this exhibition aims to identify and define the country’s most progressive and important abstract artists working today.
The exhibition features artists Annabell Ng, Choy Chun Wei, Hamidi Hadi, Sabri Idrus and Zulkifli Lee.
Date: 5 May 2022 (Thu) - 28 May 2022 (Sat)
Venue: Wei-Ling Gallery, Brickfields
Time: 10am - 6pm (Tue-Fri), 10am - 5pm (Sat)