ReALISM presents a never-before-seen study that culminates the history and progression of Malaysia within a single 25 sq.m. space. Through the lens of prominent Malaysian painter, Ali Nurazmal Yusoff, the thought-provoking ReALISM platform relates the tantalizing multi-cultural society of Malaysia then-and-now, the country’s systematic chaos and the versatility of its people from the standpoint of a citizen.
The booth’s space will be divided into three parts: Progression, a thorough graphical compilation of Ali Nurazmal’s exhibition posters, press clippings, old paintings and scrapbook describing his artistic trajectory, Now, represented by Ali Nurazmal’s new major work measuring 7.5x10 feet, Resurrection, which constitutes the culmination of his 20-year foray into abstract and figurative art, and lastly Future, giving visitors a hint of the artist’s exciting new explorations in the days to come.
All in all, the ReALISM project showcases a documentary narrative of Malaysian art history in-part, a tantamount effort providing the public a glimpse into the rare contention and understanding of the seeding and growth in the Malaysian contemporary art industry.
As a part of ReALISM, we would like to invite you on a visit to Ali Nurazmal Yusoff’s studio to explore a vital part of Malaysia’s contemporary art history through the eyes of the artist. In this visit, you’ll also be able to discover first-hand about the concept of the ReALISM project and the artist’s interesting methods of painting dramatic and descriptive movement and forms straight onto the canvas, sans the usage of projectors and sketches.
About the Artist
Ali Nurazmal is one of the rare Malaysian Gen-X artists who bridge the gap between early artists from the contemporary art movement in the 90s, and the pop surrealists of the late noughties. He is in the rare position of having exhibited with Malaysia’s art masters in his teenage years, currently acting as a reference point for today’s young artists, yet continues to excite even Generation Z.