Travelogue

Arts and Crafts

National Craft Day 2014

The exhibition is coming to a close on 10 March 2014 at Komplek Kraf Kuala Lumpur.

Kompleks Kraf National Craft Day 2014 (1)

The National Craft Day is a 2 weeks festival to host nationwide crafts at Kuala Lumpur.

Kompleks Kraf National Craft Day 2014 (15)

It is a wonderful event for tourists and families to view many delicate crafts and foods in one place.

Kompleks Kraf National Craft Day 2014 (13)

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Retro Shanghai Deco @ The Gardens

The Gardens (Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur) decorates Chinese New Year 2014 with retro Shanghai theme.

The Gardens Mid Valley 2014 (2)

If you thought that the picture above was taken in an outdoor windows, you could be fooled by the clever lighting.

The Gardens Mid Valley 2014 (1)

Many seasonal decorations have designed with the growing selfie and photographer in mind.

The Gardens Mid Valley 2014 (4)

Visitor can interact with the deco set and pose with these colourful decos.

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Prosperity God and Peaceful Buddha

Guess who did I meet just now?

Prosperity God (3)

If you don’t recognize him, here is another clue? 不是关公。

Prosperity God (1)

Looks familiar (besides the red face)?

Prosperity God (2)

He is the most popular god during Chinese New Year, the one and only Prosperity God.

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Art Expo Malaysia – Animals

Unlike photography, paintings could portrait animal subject with hidden message and creative expression.

The Auctionland by Hamir Soib

A wonderful batik (wax painting) roosters by  Mr Chuah Seok Keng. This is more expansive then your ordinary batik fabric.

Roosters by Chuah Seok Keng

Another expression of rooster in front of the porcelain staircase (unique architecture in the Malay houses around Melaka).

Traditional Staircase by Lee Weng Fatt 

An interesting piece of illustration (no really animal but a cartoon character). If one couldn’t handle fame, they could use unhealthy channel to release stress. Hello Kitty is deflated and totally passed out.

High Kitty

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Art Expo Malaysia 2013 – Sculpture

Art Expo Malaysia is held at MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre again, from 19 to 22 September 2013.

Art Expo Malaysia 2013 (3)

You will be greeted by few booths showcasing sculptures and statues near the entrance. My favourite is the Spain both. The incredible series is by Jesus Curia (also showcased in Art Expo Malaysia 2012).

Art Expo Malaysia 2013 (2)

I regretted not allocating more time so that I can find better angle or can wait for the crowd to pass. To illustrate this point, here is one artwork by Curia.

Art Expo Malaysia 2013 (4)

Below is the same sculpture viewed from different angle.

Art Expo Malaysia 2013 (5)

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Art Expo Malaysia–Fantasy

Paintings about fantasy or fictitious subjects are often wildly creative.

西藏圣灵之舞 - 李鼎成

We have a brief chat with Mr Omar Ramos (a.k.a. Whooop, from Philippines). He drew this piece of artwork during his visit in Malaysia. You can see the KL Tower on the right, 3 major races soaring in the sky, with the moon + star (core symbol of Malaysian national flag).

Between supposed lovers, between supposed brothers by Whooop

If you like to meet Whooop in person, he will be drawing at Publika next weekend (28 September 2013).

Duel

I read more comic books than text books during my childhood. I am hooked to the beautiful illustration and the wild storyline that broke all the laws of physics.

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Art Expo Malaysia 2013–Portrait and Human Subject

Human subject is always intriguing subject.

The One Who is Looking at Me by Agung Manguputra

The more interesting aspect is how the creativity of the artist position the human subject with other object or scenario.

I'm not a cockroach by Antoe Boedino

From cockroach to gold fish.

Facial series No.6 by Chen Yun 面孔系列之六 (陈芸)

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