“Inventory” exhibition | Jan – May 2016

Azizan Paiman’s solo exhibition titled Inventory consists of a few series of his works:

  • “Buang Shui 2016” – a sequence of the Cleansing Ritual
  • “The Sky Kingdom 2016” (Kerajaan Langit)
  • “Menu Pilihan Rakyat 2016”
  • “Toaster Paper Bread 2015”
  • Ali Baba and the forty thieves 2012
  • AP series 2005

The Inventory is on-show from 31st January – 8th May 2016 at our gallery at Glenmarie, Shah Alam. Free admission. Visit by appointment only. contact@fumanart.com

Featured in The Edge Financial Daily, April 4th, 2016

Art, politics and society

Another series of new works is Kerajaan Langit, which sees the artist covered with a futuristic mask, carrying a briefcase and sitting down in a chair in various shots taken in different open space backgrounds. “I liked the title — it comes from the religious sect Sky Kingdom that was based in Terengganu. Moreover, the ‘sky’ holds a lot of power, with satellites and all up there,” quips Paiman. Associating it with the idea of power and its connotations, the work symbolically questions the identity of power and those who hold it. The last photograph, with the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya as the backdrop, brings the message home: Can a person with power manipulate and control everything? Ultimately, who can judge us?

Read more: http://www.theedgemarkets.com/my/article/art-politics-and-society

Comments from ExpatGo, March 15th, 2016

Avant-garde art, Malaysian politics

Antoine Frémon, manager for Fuman art, says that he is opting for Paiman to go international and plans to go as far as Paris. He also mentioned that Paiman has 35 years of career in art, has a good resume, and has been in both the local and international press, which is exactly what museums and auction houses around Europe are looking for.

Read more: http://www.expatgo.com/my/2016/03/15/avant-garde-artist-meets-malaysian-politics/

Comments from Malaysia Tatler’s Art Focus, March 1st, 2016

“He’s treading on a genre of his own, where art, social and political commentaries and satire form the basis of his works. Think Indonesian artist Heri Dono and Filipino artist Manuel Ocampo. Both cleverly address the political and social problems in their respective countries with humour and satire.”

Read more: http://my.asiatatler.com/arts-culture/art-focus-azizan-paiman-on-setting-up-inventory

Comments from The Star: Veteran artist Azizan Paiman’s colourful career on show

Read more: http://www.star2.com/culture/arts/2016/02/29/veteran-artist-azizan-paiman-explores-the-past-and-future-in-his-new-exhibition-inventory/