Spotted! Izzad Radzali Shah

Mudah Diatur Tapi Tak Seimbang

Mudah diatur tapi tak seimbang (It’s easy to arrange, but it’s not balanced), 2015.
© Izzad Radzali Shah: Matlamat jangka panjang (Long-term goal), installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017. Photo: Weizhong Deng

Pretentious Summer

Pretentious summer, 2015.
© Izzad Radzali Shah: Matlamat jangka panjang (Long-term goal), installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017. Photo: Weizhong Deng

Tunggang-Langgang

Tunggang-langgang (Topsy-turvy), 2016.
© Izzad Radzali Shah: Matlamat jangka panjang (Long-term goal), installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017. Photo: Weizhong Deng

Lanskap Kepala Batu

Lanskap kepala batu (Stubborn landscape), 2015 – Courtesy Maisarah Rahim.
© Izzad Radzali Shah: Matlamat jangka panjang (Long-term goal), installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017. Photo: Weizhong Deng

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Last month,  Izzad Radzali Shah presented works on paper and canvas, digital drawings and wall paintings on the occasion of his first solo exhibition. ICA Singapore invited Izzad to consider his journey as an artist following graduation from LASALLE’s BA(Hons) Fine Arts programme in 2013.

“In December 2015, I made a trip to Yogyakarta where I met a number of young artists,” Zad tells us. “Their commitment to art making inspired me to continue my own practice using my Malay heritage. This heritage manifests itself through recurring motifs, such as the tiger, a common symbol in Malay folklore, and the bamboo shoot, which represents relationships between the divine, spiritual and natural worlds in Malay philosophy.”

The last work shown here is from Izzad’s Taman Rumit Bertumit (Complicated Garden) series which will be shown at the iPreciation gallery as part of the Segi tiga, or three points where two lines meet group exhibition. “There are four paintings  in the series and they are inspired by conversations about life in a fast-paced city, secret gardens, politics, and the godfather of Malay films, P Ramlee. The paintings are made in my bedroom accompanied by punk rock from the 80s.”

 

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