My art practice - which comprises artworks and writing - is part of an inward journey towards self-discovery and spiritual awareness. The artworks consist of paintings and the writing consists my innermost thoughts, observations, and realisation about the nature of existence. The artworks and writing appear discrete on the surface but, they are in fact inextricably intertwined. The creative process reduces mental noise and allows me to quietly contemplate the question 'Who am I?' beyond the body, mind, and emotions, and in turn, the resulting artworks are infused with the spirit of my contemplation.
Inspiration to create comes by way of thoughts and feelings that prompt me to make art using a naive and untutored approach. I employ simple shapes, purposeful colours, and lyrical lines to make paintings that are intended to reach out to the inner child in the audience and arouse these oft-dormant qualities: curiosity, imagination, playfulness.
My work is a blend of modern and contemporary art with subtle evocation of Suprematism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, and Surrealism. I am influenced by painters like Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, and Joan Miro, as well as, artists like Cy Twombly who used musings, poems, mythology, and existential philosophy as a conceptual foundation for their abstract art.
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South-East Asian Textile, Australian Aboriginal Art, Abstract Expressionism, Cubism, Bauhaus, Surrealism.
Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Kazimir Malevich, Hilma Klint.
QUALIFICATION / EDUCATION
Solicitor, Victoria, Australia
Advocate & Solicitor, Malaysia
Barrister, England & Wales (Lincoln's Inn)
Leicester University (U.K.) L.L.B (Hons)
EXHIBITION / SHOW
Solo, Art @ St Francis
Solo, Bird's Gallery
Group, Brunswick Street Gallery
Group, No Vacancy Gallery
Warranwood Art Show
Art Lounge, Cambridge Studio Gallery
Group, Studio 2, Northcote Town Hall
Solo, Brightspace Gallery
Group, Melbourne Exhibiting Artists
Parallax (13) Art Fair, London
Solo, Bird's Gallery
Vogue Apartments @ South Yarra
Society Apartments @ South Yarra
Group, Gallery #9
Bluethumb (Australia) – Featured Artist
Contemporary Art Book (GAA - UK) Vol II
Artfinder (London) – 'Art of the Day'
Artfinder (London) – Featured Artist
'Lawyer's First Love' (Melbourne)
'From Legal to Semi-Abstract Realm' (Malaysia)
* Detailed CV available on request