Faizal vs Haafiz - Dawn of Extended Printmaking will be organized at Core Design Gallery, 87, Jalan SS15/2A, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia on 20th November 2016 (Sunday).
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Core Design Gallery brings to you a new groundbreaking show titled Faizal v Haafiz. As forerunners in the art of contemporary printmaking art in Malaysia, Faizal Suhif and Haafiz Shahimi now comes together, pioneering the way into extended printmaking art within our local Malaysian contemporary arts scene. Faizal Suhif is constantly seeking out fresh visuals and images through the environment around him, be it nature or man-made structures, and innovatively manoeuvres his printmaking art to another level. Haafiz Shahimi, a clear pioneer in the art of pyrography printmaking, is constantly on a destructive rampage through his play with fire, to bring fresh visuals and raw aesthetics by extending the art of printmaking as we know it. This show serves as an important show as it seeks to break through the current techniques and know-how in the art of printmaking as we know it. It not only serves as a platform to educate our young ones in the Malaysian printmaking art but also seeks to venture into what Malaysian printmaking may be…for the future.
With the passive emotions of Faizal Suhif to the fiery and destructive tones of Haafiz Shahimi, it is only a wonder how a collaboration such as this may come together in a single show. Specially for this show, design architect Chun Hooi Tan steps in as the curator for this one-of-a-kind show, bringing in his architectural expertise and understanding of spatial aesthetics, to marry the two vastly different styles of Faizal Suhif and Haafiz Shahimi into a harmonious blend of darkness and calm serenity.
Program for the Sunday evening as follows:
7.00pm Informal artists sharing session with students and art enthusiasts
8.00pm Official Opening by Kuldip Aasmundsen - eminent collector of the Malaysian contemporary art
8.15pm Cement board as a block process demonstration - Faizal Suhif
8:20pm Inverted burning as a painting process demonstration - Haafiz Shahimi