My art practice - which comprises artworks and writing - is part of an inward journey towards self-discovery and spiritual awareness. The process of making art subdues the logical mind and creates a conducive space for introspection. My work explores the source and nature of existential reality. The colours, shapes, and lines in the artworks have a soft language infused with the essence of my contemplation. Although the two elements of my work appear discrete, they are in fact inextricably intertwined.
Inspiration to create comes by way of thoughts and feelings that prompt me to express what is going on inside me in a non-objective way using only the imagination. I do not look to external sources for stimuli. My self- expression is reflective of a naive and untutored approach to making art; it employs asymmetrical forms, purposeful colours, and lyrical lines to create compositions that are intended to reach out and reawaken childlike qualities in the audience: curious, playful, open-minded, imaginative, and adaptable.
My formative style was mainly influenced by South East Asian textile and Australian Aboriginal art. The present style is influenced by painters like Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, and Joan Miro. In the history of art practice, my style appears to be influenced by a blend of modern and contemporary art. The modern art being the Avant-Garde period (1910-1930) when movements such as Suprematism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, and Surrealism flourished. The contemporary art being artists like Cy Twombly who used written text, poems, mythology, and existential philosophy as a conceptual foundation for their abstract art.
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