PEMAHSYURAN / THE DECLARATION

Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM


 
 PEMAHSYURAN
THE DECLARATION
 Johan Ishak
Oil and Ink on Canvas
60cm X 90cm
17 January 2014
5:50 p.m.
Shah Alam
www.buanaseni.blogspot.com

SOLD

Wayang Kulit, the Malay puppet show, is unmistakenbly "Nusantara" representing the regional cultural cluster in which reside the countries in the formation of Malaysia, namely Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore and Federated States of the Malay in 1963. The crimson heart and the blood on the Malay dagger, Keris, signify loyalty and sacrifices needed for the formation of a new country. The Jawi text is an extract and summary of part of the declaration document "Pemahsyuran Malaysia", from which, the art work name has been derived from. The Jawi text read as follows:
 
PEMAHSYURAN MALAYSIA. Bahawasanya oleh kerana suatu perjanjian yang diperbuat pada 9 Julai 1963, disekutukan Negeri Sabah, Negeri Sarawak dan Negeri Singapura dengan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dan bahawa persekutuan itu hendaklah dinamakan Malaysia.
DECLARATION OF MALAYSIA. It is to be known that as a result of an agreement made on 9 July 1963, there has been a consolidation of states namely Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore with the Federated States of the Malay and as such, this consolidated states shall now be named Malaysia.
 






 

99 MUHAMMAD

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:08 PM

  

 
 99 MUHAMMAD
Johan Ishak
Oil on Canvas
45cm X 69cm Triptic
14 January 2014
11:50 p.m.
Shah Alam
www.buanaseni.blogspot.com

SOLD

Muslims often admire the art work surrounding the 99 names of Allah. Little do they know that thre are also 99 names of their prophet, Muhammad (pbuh). I so happened to come across this on internet. If not, I would have been ignorant as well. It is refreshing to know that you can use 99 names of Muhammad (pbuh) as an alternative to the usual Asma'ul Husna the 99 names of Allah. This work here uses Morning Glory as its creative aspect of showing the 99 names of Muhammad (pbuh).


CHOBAAN / TEMPTATION

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 CHOBAAN
TEMPTATION
 Johan Ishak
Oil on Canvas with Costume Jewellery
90cm X 60cm
7 January 2014
5:50 p.m.
Shah Alam
www.buanaseni.blogspot.com

SOLD


I noticed that I have never tried to paint a naked body before. All artists, at some point, does nude. I figured, I have to do this. Hence this piece. The size is a typical live size of what an Asian women would be but I guess, I inflated the breast a bit too much. Take it as Pan-Asian, a Eurasian, if you really want to debate about it.

 

JIMMI

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 JIMMI
 Munif Muhamad Nor
Bitumen on canvas
90cm X 75cm
Acquired on 13 January 2014
 www.buanaseni.blogspot.com


 

ANTARA MENGERTI DAN MEMAHAMI / BETWEEN UNDERSTANDING AND COMPREHENSION

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 ANTARA MENGERTI DAN MEMAHAMI
BETWEEN UNDERSTANDING AND COMPREHENSION
 Muhammad Faiz Sabri
Aerosol Paint and Etching on Aluminium
120cm X 240cm
Acquired on 8 January 2014

MENCARI / SEARCH

Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:38 PM

 
 MENCARI
SEARCH
 Johan Ishak
Oil on Canvas 
90cm X 90cm
1 January 2014
5:50 p.m.
Shah Alam

SOLD
 
My inclination in art is Contemporary. However, I grew up appreciating art via Modernist abstracts having exposed to the works of Dato' Ibrahim Hussein, who is a Modernist who plays with abstract. My favourite Modernist is Ismail Latiff. So, eventhough I choose to go Contemporary, I figured, why not just do a Modernist piece for the fun of it. It shall remind me of those days when I learn to appreciate about art, which was, predominantly Modernist. This piece is probably my only Modernist oil painting, so far.

DISPARITY IN THE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

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 DISPARITY IN THE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
 Johan Ishak
Mixed media : Oil paint and airbrush; on wood and superhero toys 
60cm X 90cm
1 January 2014
11:59 p.m.
Shah Alam

 
On 23 September 2012 our charismatic exPM quoted, "Tetapi mereka (Bumiputeras) belum sampai ke tahap bersaing dengan kaum lain terutama dalam bidang perniagaan dan perusahaan." at this link Suara Hati Dr. Mahathir . This is why there was that 30% Bumi quota in the first place. But now it's gone. This art work attempts to remind us all of that sentiment. The 3 Hulks represent Bumis - strong in population but only 30% equity target? The 70% is driven by non-Bumis where their small population did not stop them from advancing forward in economy - Just like the 7 Spidermen who are small but cunning and far better equiped (... than the Hulks)


KELAHIRAN / THE BIRTH

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 2:31 AM



 KELAHIRAN
THE BIRTH
 Johan Ishak
Oil on Canvas 
60cm X 90cm
31 December 2013
5:50 p.m.
Shah Alam
www.buanaseni.blogspot.com

SOLD

KELAHIRAN is about the birth of a nation, Malaysia. It is actually my own expression of the Malaysian flag. Notice the red and white stripes and the blue plain. The flag has a 14 spoke star in front of the moon. That does not make sense geographically. The stars, as we know, has always been far, far farther from the moon. Hence I decided to pain the moon in front with the star shining from far in the galaxy. The moon is also my way of giving tribute to my favourite Modernist painter, Ismail Latiff, who never fail to paint a moon in each and every art work that he produces. This piece is however not a Modernist style. I take it as Contemporary because there is an element of realism (The moon as well as the standing figure of the 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman) combined with the random splash of energetic feel in the red lines like that of Husin Hourmain's work (a Islamic Contemporary artist). But, I leave it to the viewers to decide. It's art anyway. It is open for interpretation.


 








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