Malaysian Artist Ivan Tao Paints Subjects With Great Atmosphere To His Pieces

Ivan Tao is a Malaysian artist who’s majorly influenced by the impressionism art period. It’s evident in his portraits of Natalie Portman and Hellboy as he uses quick brush strokes in order to approximate the likeness of the two without going into heavy refinement or detail. His penchant for wispy and flowing brush strokes also gives his pieces an ethereal dream-like quality. Continue reading »

Malaysian Artist Perfectly Creates Fluffy Cats Using Just Ink

Artist Kamwei Fong painstakingly creates these textured, fluffy black cats, using only fine-line pen. The illustrations, a series called The Furry Thing, are the gorgeous end product of a technique that requires a great deal of skill and patience. Continue reading »

Malaysian Artist ‘Red’ Hong Yi Creates Jackie Chan Portrait Using Thousands Chopsticks

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Hong Yi, also known by her nickname, ‘Red’, is an artist known for creating pieces using everyday, unconventional materials. After graduating with Master in Architecture from the University of Melbourne, Red moved to Shanghai for a career in architecture. She fell in love with the city’s chaotic charm, once home to her father and grandparents. Inspired by her surroundings and the range of affordable materials available from wholesale markets, it was here Red completed her first unconventional work, a portrait of Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei made entirely out of sunflower seeds. Continue reading »

Malaysian Monkey Lifestyle

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This photo taken on April 22, 2015, shows Jamil Ismail (Jamilkucing) hugging his female pet monkey named “Shaki”, dressed in a Malaysian cultural outfit called Baju Kurung, at Jamil’s house in Kuala Lumpur. Jamil, a 45-year single Malaysian man, has unusual pets – two macaque monkeys. JK and Shaki, both nine years old, usually ride with Jamil on his motorcycle and they often have dinner together in public restaurants, drawing instant public awe. At times Jamil uses the two monkeys, who sometimes wear traditional Malay clothes and other costumes, to act in advertisements and perform stunts in public areas. The monkeys which cost 56 USD each and receive regular medical check-ups, are regarded as his family and move freely within his house. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)
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Sama-Sama: A Malaysian Portraiture

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“I decided I wanted to push the boundaries of photography by making a series of images that will resonate to Malaysians, telling them that they do not need any political schemes, or religious sanctity to be united, when we already are united by the things we do and enjoy together. It is the common things that bring us together that builds our identity as Malaysians, not any political gerrymandering. Someone made mention that images alone can be powerful, but only if done right. If that statement is true enough, then this project already possess the challenge for me to design a set of photographs that can move people’s souls, or at least relate to them.” Continue reading »