Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
I believe art is a universal language and a celebration of humanity. I believe that in an ideal world, humankind shouldn’t be pigeonholed into gender, social or cultural stereotypes. My art blurs the lines of social conformity with bold strokes that evoke a visceral range of emotions: strength and vulnerability; joy and sorrow; conflict and peace. These emotions are what make us human, and I choose to embrace this ideal through the use of colour, textural-play, and even structural form to forge a connection between the mind and the psyche. My art is instinctively recognisable at an innate, fundamental level and soul-stirring.
I graduated with a BA(Hons) in Visual Communication in Birmingham City University, UK, and returned to my home country Malaysia for a career in advertising as an Art Director. After more than a decade in the industry and sensing burn-ourt, in 2016, I finally took a bold step to start my art journey professionally.