KEJORA: Open Studio + Exhibition at Hikayat Penang

An ongoing project, KEJORA is a collection of illustrated microfiction rooted in Southeast Asian cultures and issues. These tales explore the cracks and dissonances in our shifting societies. They ask us to consider what we look away from in our everyday lives, to imagine kinder, gentler futures.

Intricate ink paintings are exhibited alongside stories, sketches, and works-in-progress. Come meet the artist, share your tales, and explore the creation process behind the works. I’ll be painting and writing in the space daily.

Originals and gallery-quality prints are available for purchase. Proceeds help fund an upcoming residency in Iceland.

This exhibition is held in partnership with Hikayat and in conjunction with Open Studios Penang. Many of these pieces were completed during the Southeast Asian Artist Residency with the generous support of Rimbun Dahan. Giclée prints were proofed and made under the supervision of master printer Wesley Wong at Ilford Galerie MY.

14 - 16 June 2019, 11.00am to 5.00pm daily
Hikayat, 226 Beach Street, George Town.

See you there!

Geeky Baju featured in an upcoming exhibition of Malaysian artists!

Hello friends, especially those based in Kuala Lumpur. I have exciting news to share:

Invitation to the launch of Artikarya, an artist incubation and art reproduction platform.

Invitation to the launch of Artikarya, an artist incubation and art reproduction platform.

Artikarya is an artist incubation and art reproduction platform, supported by Yayasan Hasanah. Over the past year I’ve been involved with it as one of the first batch of artists.

As part of the exhibition, I'll have Geeky Baju pieces for sale as 18x24" giclée prints, each in a limited edition of 10. These come tagged and authenticated with RFID labels. They're archival, gallery quality, and have stunning colour accuracy - Wesley, the master printer at Ilford, showed me how to use his system to proof and calibrate so the prints are exactly as I envisioned them. The first time I've worked so closely with a fine art printer! When the platform launches this Saturday you will be able to purchase them online if you’re interested.

Some of the other artists' works have been reproduced on canvas or rare hand-made washi paper; it's really quite amazing to see.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture will be officiating the launch. You’ll need to RSVP at the Eventbrite page before coming.

Hope to see you there!