Updated: 27 May 2013
'Transfiguration' by Haslin Ismail

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To comprehend Haslin Ismail’s second solo is to look back at last year’s Rimbun Dahan artist residency exhibition in Kuang, where his larger-than-life paintings that delved into the realms of make-believe were the subject of critical acclaim. The Universiti Teknologi MARA graduate’s fascination with sci-fi and fantasy continues in ‘Transfiguration’, which showcases a grand total of 28 watercolour-on-paper efforts and ink drawings.

The psychedelic eponymous piece sees a massive tree coming to life and sprouting limbs in dramatic fashion, which reinforces Haslin’s utilisation of nature and the human anatomy in his artworks. The Terminator-like man-versus-machine paradigm also plays an integral part in ‘Dorsiventrality’, which portrays bones of a human rib cage deftly morphing into cogwheels and bolts. The local talent’s dalliance with a mechanised world may have begun as a homage to Japanese anime ‘Ghost in the Shell’, but his imposing body of work explores themes of love, family, death and existentialism as well. Wong Boon Ken

Details

Address:

G13 Gallery, GL13, Ground Floor, Block B, Kelana Square, Jalan SS7/26, Kelana Jaya.

Tel: 03 7880 0991

Website: http://www.g13gallery.com/

From: Jun 8, 2013  To: Jun 30, 2013

Time: Daily, 11am-5pm

Advance booking: No