MEHMET OZAY – KUZEY NEWS AGENCY
The residents of the Malaysian capital have never missed out on art organizations and exhibitions.
One of them, “Anger”, an exhibition opened by a Hafiz Shamimi, puts emphasis on symbolic objects reflecting the artist’s inner world. Dominated with drawing and printing methods, Hafiz’s exhibition focuses more on human anatomy and he usually enjoys contrasting colors and meanings. The artist’s pieces lead one to an interrogation of reality.
In his first solo exhibition, Hafiz expressed his feelings saying “The theme of my first solo exhibition is to develop existential consciousness. When you combine the initials you have ‘Rage’ which also means anger. I do not mean that I am angry. But one can say that this is a process of questioning. With the anger, one may seek an alternative to the negative. I exhibit 15 pieces here. Five of them were created by pyrography and the rest is a combination of charcoal drawing and oil-paint.”
One of the differentiating characteristics of Hafiz’s works is his tools and unusual techniques. For instance, he draws on canvas with pencil, not a very frequently used style.
Most of his pieces is on the mystery of butterflies. The anatomies of humanw and butterflies intertwine. A living human face, skull and butterfly wings symbolize the Freudian term of ‘the unlimited aspects of the brain’.
Hafiz does not give up sending a societal message. The piece called “We Forget Rapidly” tells the visitor how fast humans forget what nature provides them and how people turn them back at the cost of daily life.
Another work of art called the “Dance of the Free Spirit” reflects the uneasy part of the human soul. Although the skeleton is often associated with the death, the artist tries to correspond the skeleton with a living human. “The Night” is based on the transitivity between a person’s appearance and human anatomy.
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