Hamidi Hadi one of Malaysia’s most prominent abstract artists returns to Wei-Ling Contemporary this October with his much anticipated 5th solo exhibition BALAM.
BALAM refers to the act of seeing or looking at something from afar, where it remains obscure, hazy, and indistinguishable; a distinct characteristic of the artist’s artworks, furnishing the works with a mysterious and dramatic quality.
Since 2001 until the present day, the theme of Hamidi Hadi’s works have always concentrated and revolved around the exploration of materials and media. Industrial paints such as polyurethane, enamel paint and resin which have been Hamidi’s choice of media for a long time and which have been considered unconventional forms of media, now seem to have a more common existence in artworks seen today. The employment of such materials are viewed as an unusual practice amongst major oil painters, but the artist feels that they serve as a symbol or metaphor for our modern culture; ready for immediate use and possessing an attractive aesthetic.
Hamidi Hadi’s inspiration is his love of, and passion for, painting. Sometimes the idea comes to him subconsciously in flashes of colours and visuals during his everyday life experiences: what he feels, sees, thinks, reads and collects which is then researched and further developed. The practical creative process takes place in the studio, where experimental procedures can be planned and executed meticulously.
Hamidi Hadi has exhibited extensively in Malaysia and also at international venues in the United Kingdom, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and China.
BALAM will be showing from 1st October until 23rd October 2014 at Wei Ling Contemporary. We look forward to seeing you there!
This exhibition will mark Wei-Ling Contemporary’s last show in its current space before relocating to the rooftop of The Gardens Mall in December 2014.
Wei-Ling Contemporary is located at G212 Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Wei-Ling Contemporary is open Daily from 10am-9pm. Admission is free.
Please call 0322601106/0322828323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.