Solo Exhibition of Ismadi Sallehudin: Arjuna Series. 10 January 2014 – 2 February 2014, at Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya.

The Museum of Asian Art will host a solo exhibition by Ismadi Sallehudin, focusing on his new series called: Arjuna, which is using the spirit of arrow searching a target. In his blog: galleryismadi.blogspot.com, mention about his art work in general  –

My way of being in the world. My source is desire. Longing for gestures I have not previously made. Gestures that speak about how I look at the people, life surround and the world from my reality. I am talking about the living world in its loneliness. Its separateness. In its being different. Without land, without origin. Suffering. Loving. Vulnerable, yet grand: strange! That mystery I want to show.

The beauty of nature and the relationship between humans and life are to me an endless source of inspiration. I work from a non- thoughtful rough flow of lines and gestures. A game where I surrender to a kind of inner music. All images are notes of the same music which cannot exist without each other.

Who’s Ismadi Sallehudin?

Mohamad Ismadi Sallehudin, known as Ismadi, an artist with over 20 years experience. The theme of his work is the relationship between humans and animals. Ismadi studied at ITM, Malaysia and his Masters degree at De Monfort UK. Ismadi has regular exhibitions at home and abroad. Techniques incorporated by him are painting, drawing, etching and monotypes.

Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya

The Museum of Asian Art, located just behind the Zaaba Memorial Library, is open to the public from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm during the working days. Our permanent collection are mostly related to the traditional art such as Chinese ceramic from Tang to Qing Dynasty, Khmer and Annam ware also Malay Archipelago artifacts.

Special activities are conducted every Saturday from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm such as batikking, drawing etc. For update and information – please send your email to azizras@um.edu.my or zahirahnoor@um.edu.my.

Solo Exhibition by Ambassador Dato’ Yusof Ahmad, Un Viaggio Con Colori, 2 January – 31 January 2014, University Malaya Art Gallery.

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It has often been said that travel broadens the mind. Its effects on the palette are also evident, as it is on the palate except in the case of hypochondriac travellers. Ambassador Dato’ Mohd Yusof Ahmad has roamed the planet, picking up not gastrointestinal problems but a rainbow vision of the world. Un Viaggio Con Colori (Italian)/A Journey in Colours sums up the adventures of a diplomat who looked further than the next cocktail event and engaged in local life through art. Continue reading