Art Expo Malaysia is back! #artexpo #art

I like the cheery colours here
I just realized I've not blogged for quite some time being busy with recruiting recruiters for my recruitment business (got your tongue twisted there? LOL) and planning a few upcoming events plus attending the Young Corporate Entrepreneur event and BFM Breakaway event this week.

I'm a little more free this weekend and thought I'd better get out of my shell and visit the Art Expo (it's 9th edition) again this year. I don't think I can visit Kakiseni though, which is sad.


You would probably know that the haze is also back in the Klang Valley but I braved the bad air and drove myself to Matrade after a hearty breakfast of two Roti Canai and one teh tarik with my hubby.

Left: On a perfectly clear day in Brickfields, KL              Right: Hazy days are back

It wasn't crowded which I like so I had the time to admire the pieces, pretend I know everything about art and scoff at some of the pieces that looked just like smeared paint.

Some 2,000 works by approximately 400 artists are represented by 70 participating art galleries / groups from 30 countries at the show.

Most of the biggest names in Malaysian art are represented by reputable local galleries, which form the largest exhibitor group. Neighbouring country Singapore forms the second largest bandwagon, with participation from as many as 13 galleries.  


Below are some of my favourite pieces.

Not quite my favourite but the 3D thing is cute

I usually don't like nudes but I didn't find this one too vulgar.  I liked the style and colours.
Artist Yeo Siak Goon 杨昔银  from TheArtFellas.com (Singapore)

"Long Way to Go" Oil on canvas Artist Wang Yufeng

I attempted a similar water colour version last year (see below) but his is much better I think! :D
Acryllic on canvas "We Are The Night" by artist Kyee Myintt Saw (RM15,000)

Watercolour on water soaked paper (RM350)

I can never get enough of boats and rivers and seas.
Oil on canvas "Out-door at Pulau Ketam" by artist Myoe Kyaw (RM7,900)

Oil on canvas "Sunset on Inlay Lake" by Artist Myint Soe RM7,000

Wet roads and reflections attract me too.
Oil on canvas "Freezing City" by artist Muhammad Hafiz Azizi b Mohd Ahmad Saad (RM4,250)

Oil on canvas "Golden City" by artist Muhammad Hafiz Azizi b Mohd Ahmad Saad (RM3,850)

I like quirky art too.
Oil on canvas "Low Clouds" by Anna Berezovskaya (RM450,000)

Oil on canvas "Flight to the Moon" by Anna Berezovskaya (RM210,000)
This is how I sometimes see things without my glasses on.
Oil on canvas -No title so I'll call it "Blurry lines by the riverside" by artist Liliana Spiktorenko (RM15,800)

Nice blocks of colour and reflections
Oil and acrylic on canvas "Zodiac No.6" by artist Tran Quoc Tuan (RM18,000)

Interesting shadows and colours.
Oil and acrylic on canvas "Choice" by artist Tran Quoc Tuan (RM18,000)

I like Street scenes too.
Watercolour on paper "Best cendol in the world" by Tilen Tee (RM4,200)
My failed version. I think I'm not using the right paper and won't blame my lack of skills.
"Penang" (RM100)


Oil on canvas by Woo Byung Chul (USD6000)

Oil on canvas by Woo Byung Chul (USD6000)


I'm sure the raindrops on glass effect and blurry background is not easy to paint!
Tempera on canvas "Landscape in Drip 3" by Yang Xu

As I can't paint raindrops and blurry backdrops, a photo using my phone will have to do.
"City of Lights in the Rain" by Hanniz (RM500)

Mixed media on canvas "The Golden Autumn" by Sanzi (RM432,000)

Mixed media on canvas "Snow dances only for me" by Sanzi (RM168,000)

I love the dramatic skies and single tree against the white foreground.
Mixed media on canvas "Integrate" by Sanzi (RM432,000)


THE ART EXPO ENDS ON 13 SEPTEMBER BUT FRET NOT, IT WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR.
TO CONSOLE YOURSELF, YOU CAN STILL VISIT THE KAKISENI  FESTIVAL WHICH WILL BE
HELD FROM  12- 16 SEPTEMBER AT PAVILION KL.


READ MORE ON THE KAKISENI FESTIVAL HERE

What kind of art do you like? Leave your comments below!

Comments

  1. My husband would love it loads... he loves art a lot and I probably should tell him about this......

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    1. Don't tell him now! It ended yesterday but you can go the Kakiseni Festival happening at Pavilion KL till 16th Sept :)

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  2. I love visiting art expos, exhibitions, festivals but you certainly are very dedicated with captioning all your photos so nicely. I wouldn't have the patience, or knowledge.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! It's easy captioning the artwork as I took photos of the descriptions heheh! I've not much art knowledge either and only know the basics!

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  3. I'm planning to go there at first but because of haze that make me sneeze for whole day.....then i forced to cancel the original plan, luckily I can see part of it from your blog...thanks

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    1. Yes! The haze is horrible! It feels like I'm smoking as I write this comment

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  4. The artworks were so creative. Some buyers really willing to paid more for the best work done.

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    1. The ones with the higher price tags are by artists who have already created a name for themselves. The value will go up in price over the years so it's a good idea to invest in art when you know the artist is established

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  5. nice, the pieces are really unique and cool, i'm gonna share this post with my sis who's also an artist.

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    1. You're an artist too, Leona! I've seen your work!

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  6. I like attending art expo and exhibits. I wish I could attend one here in Malaysia someday. Love the artworks btw.

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    1. It's even better when entrance is free :)

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  7. Love the 3D art and also raindrops on the glass! Look so real and wish I can get a chance to visit this expo too! Haze is back and really bad this time, pls take good care ya babe!

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    1. They'll be back next year but there are art expos that do happen around the year. You take good care too, babe!

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  8. nice arts expo, wow look at the price too. I like the photo of art in post, so many to see and so unique each of them.

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    1. The price tags ARE scary but worth it if you're looking at them investment-wise

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  9. So many artistic people. I envy their talents to be able to create such amazing artworks. Will try to make my way there before the 16th of Sept, need to see these with my own eyes :p

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    1. Awww...the Art Expo is over but you can track the artists you like down by looking at their respective websites. The pieces usually travel globally

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  10. Such a beautiful piece of art and i totally adore these works as one puts in so much efforts and their talent.

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  11. Wow those art is so beautiful!! What a nice arts expo!

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  12. The art expo was interesting, I love the beautiful art displayed and to have people to admire their work.

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    1. It is, and you learn the different styles the artists have

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  13. The arts is so beautiful. Perhaps should visit more of these :)

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  14. Hi Hanniz! Wow! Thanks for sharing those lovely arts with us. Initially I planned to attend this art expo...sigh...terrible haze out there.

    I love the "Integrate" as well. Feel like I stand under the dull tree and the feeling is so real.

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  15. Gosh I simply adore these sort of things; with stunning patterns and intricate designs on display. This one in particular looks really good. Got to love art expos :)

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    1. They've organized it for 9 years and I only got to know about it last year!

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  16. I thought we cannot take photo of painting >.< But seem like it was a expo so you can do it freely! So jealous its been some time I visit art exhibition the painting is really beautiful!

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    1. Some booths don't allow photography but others are ok

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  17. Wow! All the art work simply looks so amazing!~

    Hope hazy day will be over pretty soon..

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  18. I love the artworks by the artists. I also exhibited my art drawing before since I was First Deaf Art student in the National Arts Gallery in KL. It make me recall my memories :)

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  19. Wow. Beautiful masterpieces! Love the arts displayed here.

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  20. I love the GOLDEN CITY the most! It might jst a piece of normal art, but it really just struck my heart the most! thanks for sharing this! I am not a really art person. but I am interseted into art! hehe

    can you let me know, or inform me, and share with me if there is any events of this kind?

    ksh2772@hotmail.com

    this is my email, contact me yea =D

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  21. so this is what an art expo looks and feels like. :) they actually let you snap photos inside ya.

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    1. Yup, I guess it helps spread the word though some booths don't allow photography

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  22. Art is pretty subjective, everyone will interpret it differently depend on your depth of knowledge :)

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    1. Definitely! I usually just admire the physical aspects and don't go so deep into the meaning!

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