Lightening gradually

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The technique I used for the print above is quite simple. It’s by using a net/lace over a piece of paper and swiping a strip of paint over it creating this print and texture. Albeit the stain, it somehow feels calming and zen. It wasn’t of any inspiration, I wanted to experiment with texture and objects I find around the house to make art.

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An everlasting stain

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You guys know very well that my work is vaguely touching on the subject of politics because I tend to write something unintelligent. But the outcome of the 13th Malaysian General Election was just unfathomable. Below is the link to the fraudulent acts of

http://www.sarawakreport.org/2013/05/caught-on-camera-bns-hatchet-faced-vote-buyers/

I stand for equality and fairness and something has to be done. I also stand for what Anwar Ibrahim believes in for his country and its saddening to see such filth happening in the politics. Stains will always be visible and remembered. And ultimately, the citizens would have to face the adversities.

Anyways, I signed for a petition for an investigation for this case.

http://www.change.org/petitions/united-nation-voting-fraud-in-the-malaysian-ge13-calls-for-world-invigilation?utm_campaign=new_signature&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#share

Sign the petition if you believe that the truth has to be revealed.

Torn suppression

“Torn suppression”

Paint strips and paint

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In “Torn Suppression”, I used torn pieces of wall paint and painted them to look like rock textures. The process of tearing up wall paint reminds us of the outcome of violent repression in ones home. It tries to comment on an attempt to break free from the four walls of the living space.

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And by manipulating the texture of the ripped paint into a geological state, it represents an act of preserving the consequences of released anger and recreating it into an object. Puzzling the pieces together becomes an intimate act of self-reflection and empowerment. The abstract outcome reflects the beauty of it by overcoming ones fears and emotions. Succumbing to them is healing and healthy.

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Works on paper: Ink and bleach

In this series of “Ink and bleach”, I was spurred by the feelings of present and absent at a particular moment. There’s this idea of polar entities emerging and interacting with each other; both are fluids that cause changes in the visual impact in different ways. They are actively doing so in the process.

Battle between creation and destruction
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Symphony
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Disfigurement
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Precision in destruction
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The runaway
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Quietly bleeding
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Change is fluid and not a static one at that.

The effect of ink is immediate and apparent once its been brushed onto the paper. It’s visibility is in contrast to the effect of bleach; slowly disintegrating the ink particles. The invisible state of bleach represents only but the unseen destiny that holds upon us.

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The effect of bleeding through the bleach as it’s being disintegrated is by itself aesthetically pleasing.

We are able to dictate our own stories and experiences in life but all can be altered — almost decayed through time. This process felt closer to that of the memory we have and how it is constantly fading away from our mind.

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