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Gelombang Hijau Art Installation

Kemarau / Tengkujuh (Dry and Wet Season)

Gelombang Hijau Art Installation

Sacred Garden

Gelombang Hijau Art Installation

Happy Healthy Herbs

Gelombang Hijau Art Installation

Highway through the Forest Kingdom

Gelombang Hijau (Green Waves)

Gelombang Hijau (Green Waves) revolves around the concept of passing the torch over to the younger generation. A multi-platform art exhibition and installation consisting of fine art batik, dance choreography, poetry, music performance and composition, sound effects, and costume design. As we Malaysians reach our 61st year of independence it is an opportune time for the elders who are holders of knowledge to pass down the dreams and opportunities for the youth to humbly accept and be the new driving force of progress in this nation.

These 15 pieces of fine art batik prints are the work of Langkawi-born Jamil Ahmad using Forest, Ocean, and Abstract themes. Jamil who is in his 40s started his batik journey in 2003 using his own rendition of the cubism movement pioneered by Pablo Picasso. He studied graphics and the basic rules of batik artistry in Sungai Petani, Kedah before venturing on his own. As a progressive artist he supports the tourism industry as a means to not just sell his art work but to also increase batik’s standing in its own right as an international art form throughout the region and beyond. These batik pieces are a result of the accumulation of his experiences as an artist and his work with batik as a medium of artistic expression.

Narratives

Listen to a transcript of each artwork as you view our installation

English

Introduction

Caption: Welcome to the St Regis Langkawi and the launch of Gelombang Hijau, literally mean ‘’Green Wave’’ , this art exhibition incorporates 3 sections. We are proud to launch the work of local artist, Jamil Ahmad.

 

Section 1: Forest

Caption: Section One, Forest.

 

Happy Healthy Herbs

Caption: Denoting the rich and bountiful diversity that roots and herbs contributes to medical science.

Curators note: The origins of modern medical sciences can be traced back in ancient and traditional healing practices that benefits from the abundance of herbs and plant life located in the forest. The painter uses birds eye view in portraying the lush green fern plants that could be seen growing on the floor of the forest.

 

Highway Thru The Forest Kingdom

Caption: Navigating its path through natures metropolis.

Curators note: As we humans create observable routes such as the highways to navigate our way though cities and towns, so does the animal kingdom of the forest having their own intrinsic way of manoeuvring in the densely populated metropolis of the forest. The artist actively moves the viewers gaze to the centre of the piece by using different darker tones. The artist also uses vines which envelops different tree trunks as it moves and travels to reach more sunlight.

 

Kemarau/Tengkujuh - Drought/Monsoon

Caption: Overlapping dynamic shifts of the tropics.

Curators note: Using blocks of different tones of lighter and darker cold colours relating to the change of seasons of tropical tree leaves.

 

Sacred Garden

Caption: Igniting a soulless garden/void.

Curators note: The centre of the painting where the life of the piece are bourn out from. The lush tones of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red gives this space life and character where the top and bottom are the depiction of harsh warm monochromatic tone of a soulless space.

 

Shadow Play on an Eclipse

Caption: One + one = 1.

Curators note: A shadowy eerie effect that is cast by the trees from an eclipse. Using a mild shade of contrasting colours of green, yellow, and blue.

 

Section 2: Ocean

Caption: Section two, Ocean.

 

Unison of Waves in Timeless Motion

Caption: Inevitability of change.

Curators note: The sea, a body of water so large that any changes small or large will have an effect on its form. The changes on the nature of the seas by the winds as catalyst of change can be seen from the top to the bottom of the piece.

 

Dynamics of Mobility

Caption: Plotting the exploration course.

Curators note: The piece has an active imaginary colourful strokes using circles depicting motion of the ocean of space and the sea. The darker regions of the piece shows where the stars are seen and the lighter region with different shading shows the movement of water where navigators are found travelling through the seas.

 

Whimsical Play Ground

Caption: Spectacle of joy… of days wished.

Curators note: A playful piece portraying three dancing jelly fish with its tentacles swaying around. The artist then uses a bright colour of pink to move the viewers focus to the centre of separating the foreground and the background of light and dark.

 

The Tones of the Ocean meet a Civilization Unknown

Caption: Exploring natures frontiers.

Curators note: The artist delves deeply into his imagination what the ocean floor looks like with acknowledgement that though lives thrives on the sea bed there are still more life yet to be discovered. He uses the vibrant colours to depict the sea planktons on the intensity of life that are located in the deep blue ocean.

 

Section 3: Contemporary

Caption: Section three, Contemporary.

 

The Ebb & Webb of Sunrise on Ocean Waves

Caption: Monocle kaleidoscopic vision of liquid shades.

Curators note: As a child the artist experience with a kaleidoscope influenced this batik piece of ripples of water with warm colour relating to the sun’s position during dawn.

 

Paddy Plots After The Harvest

Caption: Utilitarianism of space

Curators note: The land in Langkawi filled with paddy fields the overlapping cubic forms of plots shows the maximisation of land use by farmers. A strong warm colours of the paddy fields with birds eye view shows the best of time during the day to view this expanse piece of land.

 

Contours During Sunset

Caption: Tonal scapes of the darkest stages of twilight.

Curators note: Changes of light warm to dark warm colours showcasing the changes of tones of the land depicted by the circles in this piece.

 

Power of Jungle Roots Upholding Our Land

Caption: A journey with Gaia into infinity

Curators note: The artist depiction of life under the earth with roots holding onto the land stabilising the vegetation above with the different textures of light and dark soil are represented by the colours on this piece.

 

Autumn Journey

Caption: Jestering the weathers.

Curators note: The beginning to the end of the journey of a tree life depicted in this piece. From the green tone of earthy colour to the very warm and harsh colour of autumn period of dryness.

 

Ending: Quote

Caption: There is rhythm in everything in the jungle and the Ocean. When I close my eyes, I am not in the dark. My soul is rich with the rhythm of the wind,water, trees and the living. Gelombang Hijau is my self-expression of the rhythm of Mother Nature.

 

Ending: Closing & Thank You

Caption: Gelombang Hijau a collaboration with The St.Regis Langkawi, Landscape Malaysia curated by Alfa Baru to ignite an Artist-In-Residence programme in Langkawi. Once again, our sincere gratitude for your generous support to this event. Thank you and enjoy your evening.

Chinese

Introduction

欢迎来到兰卡威瑞吉酒店并欣赏Gelombang Hijau的发布。它字面上的意思是绿色的波浪。这个艺术展览包含了三个部分,我们非常自豪的发布了当地艺术家,Jamil Ahmad的作品

 

Section 1: Forest

第一个部分:森林

 

Happy Healthy Herbs

第一幅作品:养生草本

说明:展示出根源和草药对医学的贡献丰富而多样性

 

Highway Thru The Forest Kingdom

第二幅作品:横穿森林王国的公路

说明:行驶在林间的小路上

 

Kemarau/Tengkujuh - Drought/Monsoon

第三幅作品:旱灾和雨季

说明:热带气候的变化

 

Sacred Garden

第四幅作品:神圣而不可侵犯的庄园

说明:一个没有灵魂的虚空花园

 

Shadow Play on an Eclipse

第五幅作品:日食上的阴影

说明:日食的形成

 

Section 2: Ocean

第二个部分:海洋

 

Unison of Waves in Timeless Motion

第一幅作品:波浪迭起奔腾不息

说明:改变的必然性

 

Dynamics of Mobility

第二幅作品:动力海洋

说明:绘制探索的过程

 

Whimsical Play Ground

第三幅作品:奇妙的乐园

说明:给我们展现了一个十分欢乐的场面

 

The Tones of the Ocean meet a Civilazation Unknown

第四幅作品:当海的音调邂逅未知文明

说明:展现了对于自然边界的探索

 

Section 3: Contemporary

第三个部分:当代艺术

 

The Ebb & Webb of Sunrise on Ocean Waves

第一幅作品:海浪日出放光芒

说明:通过眼睛感知到的万花筒般的视觉效应

 

Paddy Plots After The Harvest

第二幅作品:水稻的丰收

暖色调的颜色更加凸显了土地的大丰收

 

 

Contours During Sunset

第三幅作品:夕阳剪影

说明:展示了在朦胧状态下光影的变化

 

Power of Jungle Roots Upholding Our Land

第四幅作品:森林根源的能量支撑着我们的土地

说明:展示了不同的土壤下颜色各异的植物根部

 

Autumn Journey

第五幅作品:秋季的旅程

说明:给我们展示了一棵树的生命轨迹

 

Ending: Quote

艺术家Jamil Ahmad说过,丛林和海洋里的一切都是有节奏的,当我闭上眼睛,我也不在黑暗中。我的灵魂蕴含着风,水,树木和生活的韵律。Gelombang Hijau 是大自然节奏的自我表达。

 

Ending: Closing & Thank You

Gelombang Hijau 是和兰卡威瑞吉酒店的一个合作,Alfa Baru展示的马来西亚风景点燃了一个在兰卡威的艺术家居留项目。再次感谢您对本次活动的大力支持,非常感谢并祝您有一个愉快的夜晚。

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