S.E.A. FOCUS

RKFA is proud to present a diverse selection of contemporary artworks. Featuring an exciting line-up of Malaysian artists including Faizal Yunus (b.1989, Malaysia), Haffendi Anuar (b.1985, Malaysia), Hasanul Isyraf Idris (b.1978, Malaysia) Joshua Kane Gomes (b.1993), Zelin Seah (b.1980, Malaysia), and Justin Lim (b.1983, Malaysia), alongside a special feature on emerging regional abstract painters, the booth also features the works of Liu Hsin-Ying (b.1991, Taiwan), Pen Robit (b.1991, Cambodia) and Keith Teo (b.1992, Singapore). Surrounding the booth is an impressive wallpaper by Malaysia artist Hasanul Isyraf Idris, known for his energetic mixed-media drawings informed by his fascination of comic book form and language. The presentation comes together as a reminder that contemporary art is not necessarily convoluted, and can also be accessible via irony and parody.

The chosen artists’ works are relevant to the cultures and discourses of today. At the same time, they pay tribute to the narratives of history and excavate potential areas for further thought. For example, Faizal Yunus’ mixed-media paintings emphasize the urgent dialogue of human impact on the planet through his interpretation of artificial islands. Haffendi Anuar’s paintings and sculptures trigger memories of a familiar Malaysian urban landscape, mindfully maintaining critical distance from appropriation. Zelin Seah’s semi-abstract paintings hint at an interconnected space forming the invisible structure and law in life, expressed through lines of contours and layers of painting and etching. Joshua Kane Gomes’ assemblages create non-language entry points and atmospheric moods through his careful material choice. Finally, Justin Lim’s enigmatic paintings and collages are inspired by Eastern philosophy to address the interconnectivity of opposing forces in the natural world.

  S.E.A. FOCUS

S.E.A. FOCUS

16 - 19 January 2020

S.E.A. Focus
Tent A - Galleries,
Gillman Barracks,
7 Lock Road, Singapore 108935

Thursday: 16 Jan, 1 - 7 pm
Friday: 17 Jan, 1 - 10 pm
Saturday: 18 Jan, 12 - 7 pm
Sunday: 19 Jan, 12 - 6 pm