ARTIST STATEMENT 

 

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 of 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. 


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, and playfulness. 

My work is a blend of modern and contemporary art with a 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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INFLUENCE

 

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

Group, Space2B

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 

 

FEATURE

 

Bluethumb (Australia) – Featured Artist

Contemporary Art Book (GAA - UK) Vol II

Artfinder (London) –  'Art of the Day' 

Artfinder (London) – Featured Artist 

 

PRESS

 

'Lawyer's First Love' (Melbourne)
'From Legal to Semi-Abstract Realm' (Malaysia)

 

* Detailed CV available on request 

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