Art provokes, questions, mystifies, disturbs, rebels, frees, captivates, challenges, whispers, stirs, stills, comforts.
In Volume Eleven, Ghazali unveils his ‘Cut Paintings’ series which combines geometric abstraction with traditional fabrics from the Malay ethnic groups of Indonesia and Malaysia. Cutting into fabrics from traditional costumes, typically used in festive and religious ceremonies, and also painted canvases, Ghazali arranges these cut pieces in a series of folds and layers …
Underlyingly, it reaches into the unconscious to reveal personal meaning for Ghazali within his ethno-political conflict for diasporic identity. As such, the body of work serves as a cathartic process for Ghazali as a conduit to seek balance between anarchy and peace.Richard Koh Fine Art
I am particularly taken by this collection: I love fabric, and this artistic treatment of special & commonplace textiles tugs at something inside. I feel them embracing me. And I want to hug back. A happy space.
Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.
If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.
- Betsy Kerekes‘ Frog Caught Your Heart: regales you with a wistful yet humorous tale involving a stuffed animal frog
- Gary Wilson‘s Reprising an Encouraging Story for 2021: reprises a touching and inspiring encounter
- Laurie Graves‘ A January Kind of Day & Friday Favourites: enjoys a crisp clear January day through her husband, and relishes scenes from the much awaited inauguration
- Little Pieces of Me‘s Grateful Fridays: gives thanks for several outings, and a new President & Vice-President
- Nancy Loderick’s Hang in there!: sends happy thoughts via Sir Angus, Toby & Sir Oliver
- Natalie the Explorer‘s The Prince’s Gate: basks in the sunshine as she cycles around the stunning Prince’s Gate
- Thistles and Kiwis’ This Week’s Small Pleasures: shares spectacular costumes at the World of Wearable Art exhibition at Te Papa, the national museum
- Trent’s World‘s The Weekly Smile: cooks up a pot of chilli