All in ARTS

Deconstructing Suhaimi Fadzir - Acclaimed Contemporary Artist

It was fortuitous to discover Suhaimi Fadzir's latest exhibition "BEBAS" in Artcube, a gallery tucked away on the 3rd floor of the Intermark building.  My husband and I were on the prowl for new contemporary furniture pieces and instead, it was contemporary art that caught our eye. 

Artcube has a wonderfully open and accessible feel for a gallery that showcases some of the best Malaysian contemporary artists and so we paused, double backed and entered the gallery.

 

The Colourful Life of Nini Marini!

We at Batik and Bubbles would not call ourselves art experts or art connoisseurs but we are inclined to appreciating art in its various forms, be it contemporary art, high fashion, intriguing sculptures or glamorous interiors.  Whenever there is a chance to learn something new, we will go forth to find out the latest news on interesting happenings to introduce to our readers.  

This time around, we are pleased to feature an emerging artist on the local arts landscape, Marini Ramlan aka Nini Marini.  We've been following Nini's impressive rise on the Malaysian arts scene. She's fast becoming lauded as a contemporary Malaysian artist at the fore-front of her generation. 

"Love Me In My Batik" ~ Conceptualizing Batik♥

My mother, or Amala as I call her, used to travel frequently to Malaysia, Indonesia and other Pacific Rim countries.  In Malaysia, she worked mainly in Sarawak and at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) on community forest issues.  She specialized in multi-stakeholder and conflict management practices and applied these tools in the building of community forestry networks, along with new policies to support these Southeast Asian communities.

As children, my brother and I would await her return, the inevitable unpacking of suitcases and uncovering of a roll of colorful batik cloth or beautiful shadow puppets 'Wayang Kulit' and 'Wayang Golek' figures that ended up adorning our home.