Art in KL: Dark Light & Deconstruct Exhibition

So I heard from a little art junkie that there is a worthy exhibition going on. Last week I braved the jam and human traffic at the Mont Kiara area, and I’m so glad I did!

How much do I know about art? Very little. How many famous artists can I named? Very few. How much do I like art? Enough to put effort for this exhibition.

Dark Light & Deconstruct is presented by Artemis Art, showcasing the work of Art:tech and Skinner, two Malaysian artists.

Exhibition Poster
Exhibition Poster

I can’t do much association or jargon talk because my knowledge is obviously very limited,  but all I know is that the exhibition gave me goosebumps. I stood there long enough, alone and silently, looking at every single one of them, for afar, and from inch away. I was so glad the gallery was empty at that time (except the friendly gallery assistant) so I won’t risk looking like a fool.

So, Dark Light. A contrast.

The Dance of Immortality
The Dance of Immortality

Deconstruct, back to basic. 

The Undead with The Pearl Earring
The Undead with The Pearl Earring

It is amazing to have two world nailed in one space, looks different, yet very clearly similar in the bones. Dark Light features spiritual images, with gestures and shapes representing (for me) finding light in the dark. Deconstruct, exposes skeletons and skulls, merely telling us underneath the skin, we are back to the bones. 

And I love the dark side of everything. 

I had to bring them home. Now I can’t wait to send them for framing. 

Waiting for another piece to arrive!
Waiting for another piece to arrive!

First I was in love with the ‘Selfie’ (go see the exhibition and you’ll know what I’m talking about), but later on I’m drawn to this girl with pearl earring. Looks familiar? Yes, Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with A Pearl Earring (that much I know). For me, there is so much emotion in the way she looks (at me!). I had to bring her home.

I picked ‘The Dance of Immortality’ from Dark Light, because it echoes the strongest to me, on how to dance towards the sun, and reminds me to continue finding light in the dark. 

Art:Tech also showcases another set of images titled Legasi, with our beloved legends all in one. That series is very inspiring. 

Legasi
Legasi
My favourite piece from Legasi series
My favourite piece from Legasi series
Guess who
Guess who

DARK LIGHT & DECONSTRUCT Exhibition. 

Now till end April @ Artemis Art, Publika. 

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