Fragile by Umibaizurah: Recent Works 2015 – 2016

Date: July 21 – August 5, 2016
Venue: The Edge Galerie, G5-G6, Mont’ Kiara Meridin, 19 Jalan Duta Kiara, Mont’ Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (permanently closed)


Fragile by Umibaizurah: Recent Works 2015 – 2016 features the Malaysian artist’s third solo exhibition of 12 ceramic sculptures, five wall sculptures, four paintings and a set of 10 collage works.

The exhibition theme explores the human condition within the layers and depths of modern society. It reflects on issues like co-existing within a community, emigration and the constant conflict between man and nature.

The idea was conceived between 2013 and 2014 during Umibaizurah’s travels to Europe. Her seemingly whimsical artworks are derived from imagination and inspired by vintage toys at flea
markets there.

In this show, the 41-year-old artist has deployed the modular concept and building-block technique in creating each artwork. Umibaizurah has expanded her creative horizon beyond producing imagined, hybrid characters. Even the plinths of her major works were custom-built and painted grey to resemble Roman pedestals to best convey the scope of her art.


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