Posted on 16 December, 2020
This Dec 2020: Sujak Rahman - Launch of Temasek Batik Video
Sujak Rahman (b. 1949, Singapore) has been regarded as one of the finest batik painting artists in Singapore and the region. He is certainly one of the few who has consistently developed the vocabulary and methodology of batik with the techniques of modern visual art. He is concerned that the language and methodology of batik art should develop as a contemporary artistic medium, transforming from traditional craft. Sujak’s work stands as an important connector between traditional craft and modern experimentation in Southeast Asian art. This candid video documents his thoughts and batik-making process after more than 40 years of batik experimentation and painting.
Posted on 11 November, 2020
This Nov 2020: Sujak Rahman - Return: Retrospective 1978-2020
The venerated Singapore batik artist Sujak Rahman is marking his 71st year by exhibiting 40 of his paintings in a retrospective of his works from 1978 - 2020. A strong believer in the importance of Singapore’s ownership of our cultural development, Sujak has developed his personal batik methodology over this time, sharing it through his teaching.
The exhibition is a culminative iteration of Sujak Rahman’s work with new and recent paintings as well as artworks dating back to the late 1970s, when the artist first began his batik practice. Highlights include: his early batik work Neighbours (1978), Melting (1987), Pelikat in Tatami (2015), Race (2020) and Return (2020). Embedded in the narrative, the exhibition traces the development of Sujak Rahman’s Temasek batik over 30 years, modernist influences from the works of Cheong Soo Pieng and Chen Wen Hsi, and his position as a major Singapore artist of working since the late 1970s.
Through this exhibition, the self-taught artist considers his own motivations, visual language, methodologies and style over 40 years of developments including his life in Japan, personal insights, triumphs and losses.
Date: 21-29 Nov 2020
Venue: Artspace at Helutrans, 39 Keppel Rd 01-05, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
Hours: Mon - Fri 11am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
With support from the National Arts Council & Helutrans Artmove
Sujak Rahman, Neighbours (1978), batik
Posted on 11 November, 2020
Pameran Poskad - Exhibition 11 - 20 December 2020
Make art together to exhibit at ION Art again!
We are pleased to support Pameran Poskad -- a group exhibition of postcard-sized artworks that is open to anyone and everyone!
Participants come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are internationally recognised artists; others are students, engineers, homemakers and even little children! Artworks can be in any form like drawings, ceramics and even soft toys, as long as they fit into the plastic sleeves provided.
Pameran Poskad provides everyone with the opportunity to be involved in art as creator, exhibitor, appreciator, collector and organiser. You can be all of them! Create something you enjoy, experience exhibiting your works with 499 other artists, and find artworks that speak to you from 5,000 submissions; bring your favourites home and continue appreciating them for years to come! Let's celebrate our creation together!
Join the exhibition from 11-20 December at ION Art, ION Orchard!
Find out more at https://www.pameranposkad.com/
With support from Arts Fund and ION Art, ION Orchard
In partnership with Beautiful People