Publika Art Show
Taking place over a period of 2 weekends, Publika was again invaded by some artwork - themed Malaysia: Rebirth. A bombastic title, but to be honest I could not see it being translated to the work on display. The long main foyer housed a collection of work by local artists nestled in between the shops and pop-up stores. I was there last weekend with Anita, and while she browsed the stalls, I went across to White Box to see some more work.
Nicely displayed with some of the paintings being on sale, the collection was diverse featuring some familiar, and some not so familiar names. I remembered what my Maths teacher said when I was doing my A-levels, “when it comes to arts, I don’t know much about it but I know what I like”. True enough it applies to me as well.
There are certain kind of paintings - bright colours with impressionist-like strokes - which spoke more to me than others. Looking at artwork should be a conversation of sort, and the content of conversation may be different depending on your mood and the ambiance. The one I liked most was a drawing of butterflies. Gloriously colourful with a 3D effect. Soothing .... I took the details of the painter but it did not supply me with his website.
Not many to see on the whole but enough to keep my intrigue. After 30 minutes spent looking at the work, I wonder if there was anything more can be done to make the local art scene thrive. More of the similar event I guess …. and it will always have my support.