Monday, February 4, 2008

Young Guns-The 4 Perception Version 2009.

The picture looks like a bunch of rock group on a 1960th album.It may sound funny though because the above photo was actually taken somewhere early 1989.This was a past history taken decades ago. Really???My!!!19 years ago??!!!Wow.Those guys must be really somebody nowadays.Why do I feel like, it was only yesterday and it just happens that I feel young again
watching this old photo.The photo itself must be worth something!!I wonder where is the
original photo.


The same end of the year those 4 guys when their own way.Hasnul when to USA on a young lecturers programme and ended up as a curator,Md Nor join teachers programme,Fauzin when to TV3 and became a set director and myself when to Japan and became a designer. All are active painters in the KL art scene until today except myself working actively the other way around.


It was the inside cover photo of an exhibition by the very young artist at that very particular time.Opening ceremony by Menteri Belia dan Sukan at that time Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak. Location was the old National Art Gallery extra new Building.There was a poetry,a song by a guitarist,a dance,talks and maybe some 'makan-makan' as usual. Introduction in the leaflet was made by the ...Normah Nordin and the late Ismail Zain and the prolific artist Fauzan Omar. All are great person who really carve a niche in the Malaysian art scene.

"Over the last one year or so, one coulddiscern a sense of restlessness which at timews vexed to sheer exasperation,particularly in Hasnul Jamal and Taufik.
Fauzin and Md Nor on the other hand,are less prone to betraying their emotion.
Evidently, this has little or nothing to do with the obvious lack of job prospect for new fine art graduates.
Deep inside their heart, they know they have the tenacity to subsist by the odd jobs
until they find...................
..........................
But critically , they do not quite see why art had to be relegatedto the level of commodity alone and not art for art............"- BY ISMAIL ZAIN.


Well!that was a very good question though.
Ismail Zain really know our feeling at that time.But come to think of it, that it was so idealist of us at that time or can I say so naive?Maybe nowadays,our Mr Curator can elaborate further more on this matter. We were very young at that time and yet so idealistic about art for art sake.

Little that we realised that......, and when time past by and as we mature
by now..... art is... actually a comodity since human know how to paint and even if
we hate it or not.....art is...... for the society....... within it.
So gang!!!,can we install a 2009 version of The 4 Perception??.....
Come on... the 4 of us.Lets take a visit to Normah Nordin....






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