I wuz here..

26 Jul

The Opening Event at Bangsar Art Gallery was simple and nice. A STAUNCH supporter of local art and artists, Toh Puan Mahani Idris Daim has come and launched the ceremony beautifully with her short and meaningful speech.

After launching, all artists gathered with the lovely VIP, together for a group hug.. i mean, pic.

I entered 2 paintings for the art exhibition:

The old man pointing out his finger is my father-in-law. The painting is entitled, “TEA-TALK-TIME”. For some reasons, I really enjoy painting him. He has a character of his own that’s unique. Most of the time, he looks quite stern and quiet. He loves collecting stamps, newspaper cuttings, cigarette boxes, money from different countries, mugs, albums, bottles/ containers.. well, almost everything that has different shapes and sizes. You could say that he’s in the world of his own when he’s in his corner of the house with an old typewriter and a scissors and a glue. He’s happiest when his children and grand children were around. And one of the rare times that he talked a lot was when we were having tea.. so, that’s why I painted the moment above.

But when Toh Puan Mahani saw the painting, she pointed at it and said, ” Look at this fat man. This is not good.. These kuihs are not healthy for him.. Could lead to diabetes,”.. and the statement was followed by a few laughter and chuckles.

Haha. Then I thought, hmm.. I’ve never looked at the painting that way before.. You could somehow see the irony or morale of the story presented in it. It’s just very interesting to know what your viewers felt or thought about your artworks.

The next thing I knew, she bought that painting.

What more could I say about the day except everything else was just fine :), thank you.

P/S: You could read more about my 2nd painting above entitled “RAMBUTAN-TIME IN KIJAL ,” in my earlier post:


Posted by on July 26, 2010 in Home


7 responses to “I wuz here..

  1. codex

    July 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    The senior citizen in the painting looks like my dad.


  2. codex

    July 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    The senior citizen in the painting definitely looks like my dad.


  3. ET

    July 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    ha ha ha. he IS your dad. duh!

  4. ET

    July 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you 4 your kind support, codex… Thank you for being there with me… when you can ;).

  5. Reena

    July 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Yati, congratulations!!! I don’t know what else to say… keep doing what you are doing! Great job!!

  6. Fiqrin Hanis

    September 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Kak yati, saya amt mengkagumi bakat lukisan yg ada pd akak. saya mula tahu tntg akak melalui newspaper, metro bhgian Ayu. saya juga meminati lukisan tp tiada bakat sebagus akak 🙂 All The Best in everything you do, akak!! Me = always support you.

  7. Yartstik

    September 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Hi.. jika adik minat melukis, teruskanlah minat tersebut.
    Bakat itu satu anugerah.. tetapi kalau tak guna anugerah tu pun kita tak boleh jadi yang terbaik. Kalau ada minat dan kesungguhan, pasti kebolehan melukis tu akan ada peningkatan, insyaAllah..

    All the best 2 u too! Thanks 4 visiting my site 🙂

    Happy Painting!


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