Art Exhibitions in KL: August 2019

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With the upcoming Independence Day celebration, why not take a breather and immerse yourself into the world of arts and strangeness?

Iyan De Jesus’ 4th Solo Exhibition

Image credit: Artemis Art Gallery

This is the fourth solo exhibition by Iyan De Jesus who is known for her steampunk-inspired illustrations with hues of pastels. The techno-fantasy of De Jesus transcends beyond imaginary realms. With ineffable humanely expressions of every female with subtle meanings originating from mythology, literature, and much more, you will be enthralled by her works. This exhibition brings the isolated part of art into the limelight by a talented female artist.

Dates: 30th July (Opening at 8pm) – 16th August 2019
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11am- 7pm)/ Sunday (12pm – 6pm)/ Closed on Mondays
Location: Lot 21 & 22 Level G4 Publika Shopping Gallery, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Artemis Art Gallery

Pause… A Collective Consciousness by Jayshree Ramasamy

Image credit: National Art Gallery

Beginning from early July until the end of August, the solo exhibition by local artist, Jayshree Ramasamy, thrills us with the staggering existence of microorganisms on our planet. Flora and fauna are the thematic element of Jayshree’s works where their presence is vital for the planet. A complex understanding of nature and art, you will likely be submerged into the world of obscurity, grotesqueness, and beauty.

Dates: 1st July – 31st August 2019
Hours: Monday – Sunday (10am – 6pm)
Location: Creative Space, Administrative Building Lobby, National Art Gallery
Website: National Art Gallery

Little Wonders of Joy by MerryfulArt

Image credit: MerryfulArt

This solo exhibition by a young talented graduate, Maryam, or otherwise known as MerryfulArt, gets expressive with her brush. The Iranian-born artist created a collection of vibrant illustrations manifesting her mental state. Behind cheery artworks where “happy” emotions is vividly displayed, these works actually depict her mental health struggle with bipolar disorder. This exhibition is more on exploring the relationship between psychological flaws and the vulnerability of human emotions.

Dates: 20th August – 2nd September 2019
Hours: Monday – Sunday (10am – 6pm)
Location: Coda Gallery, Taylors University, Lakeside Campus, Subang Jaya
Website: @merryfulart on Facebook

Georg Óskar: Untitled Everything

Image credit: Richard Koh Fine Art

Icelandic artist who is actively producing art in Berlin, Germany, has plenty to offer on the insightful yet foggy vision of the artistic world. Interrelated with philosophical meaning, his artworks are crucially created to portray confusion and exasperation of human life. The grotesque human form in his paintings brings into focus the present moods of contemporary society. In Untitled Everything, you will get a glimpse into the realm of the artist’s world as he tries to strike a balance between what’s considered good and bad.

Dates: 22nd August – 14th September 2019
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (10am – 7pm)
Location: Richard Koh Fine Art, 229 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar 59000 Kuala Lumpur. 
Website: Richard Koh Fine Art

Routine by Fazrin Abdul Rahman

Image credit: Taksu

Fazrin is yet an another rising local artist who has showcased his works before with TAKSU titled Maze. He has received the prestigious accolade of Malaysia Emerging Artist Award this year in April, and has been given many opportunities to expand his career as an artist. In Routine, Fazrin becomes more experimental with his progressive new works. You will get to engage with his artwork and know of his perceptions towards his surroundings.


Dates: 28th August – 21st September 2019
Hours: Monday – Saturday (10am – 6pm)/ Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Location: TAKSU, 17, Jalan Pawang, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Website: TAKSU

Fracture/ Fiction: Selections from the Ilham Collection

Image credit: Ilham Gallery

Ilham Gallery has always been a haven for many artists across Southeast and South Asia where burgeoning works begin here. And here is where the string between sociopolitical aspect is threaded into art where fractured images of society is incorporated into bleak portrayals by artists. In this event, contemporary artworks around the theme of murkiness of the modern world are exhibited. Discover the many narratives and perspectives of these artists through their art.

Dates: 21st July – 10th November 2019
Hours: Tuesday – Friday (11am- 7pm)/ Saturday (10am – 7pm)/ Sunday (11am – 5pm)
Location: Ilham Gallery, Menara Ilham, 8, Jln Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Website: Ilham Gallery

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