Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For the exhibition on March 8, International Women's Day, G-Hotel, Penang.

I like to paint strong, bold or obnoxious women. I like to paint round, fat and voluptuous women w hich give the impression of warmth and steadfastness. My objects flow into each other and into all spaces; the dots show the interconnectedness of humans and their surroundings. There is no blank in this world.
“Explore your seventh sense...transcend the boundaries of your own imagination”.
You will find my women in compromising positions, either in love, exploring their physical sexuality, their spirituality, or in leisure, free from fear, guilt or shame. Nudity bordering on eroticism is equally prominent in my artwork as a direct response to the conservative and repressive society in which we live, for example, lack or no freedom in expressing religious, political or sexual preferences.
“Only when a woman is able to transcend her cultural, religious and racial boundaries, could she be empowered”. Women, and the environment they live in (physical or political), and the relationships they have feature very strongly in my work. But the women I paint are seldom (or never) in their traditional roles – roles dictated by a capitalist, male dominated world.
Is it surrealism, abstract expressionism or simply naive? I do not wish to replicate reality in my paintings but the message in my work is very real. Visible in my art is some form of resistance towards the given (traditional and conservative structures, rules and norms in art, e.g. perspective). There is no shading, shadow or strokes to define perspective or time. Perspective and the concept of time are defined by the conceptual rather than the physical.
Art, for me, is not only therapeutic, but a creative process that is very personal, private and yet political.
Waking up next to you....I get a headache :-)
The colors of a prayer...
Young single mother: come, child, let me comfort you...
Behind a woman's sarong....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Woman and three fishes



Mixed media: ink + digital art

Tree of life



Mixed media: oils on paper, digital art

Hell hole



Mixed media: ink, digital art on paper.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Meditation.



Woman meditating, heart and mind seeing, no arms, for her tasks in this world is complete.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The "eye"



Seeing the seen and unseen, feeling the felt and unfelt, knowing the known and unknown...

A tiger never sleeps.




Tuesday, November 24, 2009

You don't bring me flowers anymore...



Oil on cardboard.

I had to do still life today which I don't like so much. This is the result :=(

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Women in oil

Fluidity and colors is the key to a harmonious life...



"Women", oil, 375x530mm



"orgasm", oil, 375x530mm



"Flurry", oil, 375x530mm

Friday, November 13, 2009

My abstract view of Chinese symbols



"8 fishes", oil on paper, 375x530mm



"Herald", oil, 375x530mm



"The Tao", oil on paper, 375/530mm.



"Justice", oil on paper, 375x530mm

Tonight, I painted faces, too, of anger and sadness.



"Anger", oil on paper, 375x530mm



"Sad", oil on paper, 375x530mm

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bury me and I shall still live



Bury me, lock me away
stash me underground
Still I shall breathe
Still I shall live.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Modern Art

My journey into modern art begins with a sense of freedom.

1. Wounded



2. We are all different



3. World Dance



4. Sharing colorful, crazy thoughts




Medium (for all the above): Acrylics on paper, 37x55cm.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The garden fairy & other women

1. Garden Fairy

She just appeared, and refused to leave.
And if I refused to paint her,
she would cast a spell over me.
Turning me into a tree, or a leaf,
or a flower.
I don't really mind,
But if that ever happenned,
I would never be able to leave.
To be myself again.
The garden fairy awaits you,
She is the reason why you lose your way.
Will she help you find your way back?

2. Red-faced woman

Don't mess around with the red-faced woman. She's got snakes on her head. She is not Medusa, but just a very angry woman!

3. Pregnant woman meditating


All paintings in acrylics on paper, 37x55cm.

Letting go...


Medium = acrylics on paper, 37x55cm.

It's not always easy to let go, the pain, the suffering, the tears, and the unfulfilled dreams.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Veiled women

There are many such women in my country, and they are beautiful!

1. Shy



2. Bride



3. Fully clothed




I am suddenly having this obsession about veiled women. Or is it just about the 'veil'. They're very beautiful ones, especially in South Asia.

I once visited a place called Quetta, in the southwestern part of Pakistan, in a province name Balochistan (it borders Afghanistan and Iran). The Balochs are a minority and are often marginalised. It's military rule and daily curfews as well.

The women are hardly seen but they stay at home and sew 'dopata' veils as colorful as these. They do it for months -sometimes it takes up to six months to complete one.

So every veil from that place has a story. A woman's story.

These are painted with acrylic on paper, 33x26cm.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Painting in a state of madness..

Tonight I am mad! So I paint my madness away with acrylics on paper. The size of these painting are 26x33cm. They are all for sale (originals) if anyone is mad enough to buy them!

1. Peacock's bloom



1 (a) Just my abstract about yellow shirts demonstrating in the heart of Bangkok



2. Spring is here!



3. The saddest tree...



4. The ugliest tree...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Goddesses of my dreams...

Meet the goddesses in my dreams...they appear during my most deepest, saddest and painful moments. During times like these, I just use inks and stabilo and bleed my bloody art paper with the colors of my thoughts.

1. Goddess of the red sun, yellow moon and blue skies



2. Goddess of the garden, of butterflies and flowers, of spring



3.Goddess of the flame, of seduction, of heat and eventually torment



4.Goddess of pain, of blood, bruises, and of courage



5. Goddess of the bleeding heart



6. Two faced goddess of the bleeding heart



7. Red faced: The goddess of hot passion, of blood and anger



8. Black faced: The goddess of the night, of silence, tranquility, and sometimes bad dreams



9. Green faced: The goddess of the earth, of the trees, skies,and of envy



10. Goddess without a name