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Assignment 1 part 2: artworks

  1. 1. Assignment 1 Part 2 English 2 (ENGL0205) Yam Yih Hwan (0305861) Ng Jun Keat (0307587) FNBE July 2012 – ENGL 0205 English II Names of group members: Yam Yih Hwan, Ng Jun Keat
  2. 2. Artwork A – Seharian di Ladang FNBE July 2012 – ENGL 0205 English II Names of group members: Yam Yih Hwan, Ng Jun Keat
  3. 3. Artwork B - Anak Alam What exactly is art? For my knowledge, Art is a quality and production of an artwork with contain of unexplainable expression, realm according to the usage of FNBE July 2012 – ENGL 0205 English II Names of group members: Yam Yih Hwan, Ng Jun Keat
  4. 4. different art elements and art principles. Both paintings are drawn by an artist called Faizal Suhif. I, Yih Hwan, along with Jun Keat, we went to his art gallery recently at Kelana Jaya and the gallery is called “A Silent Diary”. This solo exhibition by Faizal Suhif is to show why he is so known for his painting techniques. Faizal Suhif recently traveled to Ubud in the middle of Bali, and stay there one month long residency. The trip was sponsored by G13 Gallery in order for him to gain inspiration for his artworks. He started learning about their culture and civilization at that part of Bali. After that, he returned with a heart full of emotions and intentions for arts. The artwork on painting A is a realm woven with art, culture and spirituality. It provides a very warming feeling to see how the society blends themselves with the art community. The name for artwork A is called “Seharian di Ladang”. This artwork is created during the visit of Ubud, Bali by our ever-talented artist, Faizal Suhif. Bali is a paradise for artists because of the cultures and traditions. Over the years, Bali has absorbed numerous influences, for example; Chinese, Javanese, Indian, Hindu and Western. This artwork contains images of an aged-citizen carrying a large object using his head. The significant art elements that are present in this artwork are line, shape, form, space, texture, color, value, and pattern. The lining of the artwork is more likely unclear as the artist chooses to shade and tone much of the parts. As for the shaping and form, it tends to look curvy and circular. The space used has a bigger ratio in order to provide an understanding of the large object. The type of texture might be actual texture, cause of the visible of thickly painting strokes. The color is limited as you can only found black and white in this artwork. The type of value could possibly be the aesthetic values as the artwork is dealing with the nature of art. Lastly, the pattern is unlikely been noticed as the artwork doesn’t seems like using any repetition of a geometric shape. There are a few art principles used by artists in an artwork to FNBE July 2012 – ENGL 0205 English II Names of group members: Yam Yih Hwan, Ng Jun Keat
  5. 5. organize the elements, for examples; balance, harmony, proportion, contrast, variety, movement and rhythm. Firstly, balance is mostly used in an artwork in order to ensure the artwork doesn’t seem heavier in any part of the painting. But in artwork A, there are an over tones on the face of the aged-citizen. Secondly, harmony is by using the same elements throughout an artwork. Artwork A achieved the principles of harmony as the artwork only contains black color throughout the whole painting. Next, proportion is a measurement of a quantity of elements. Moreover, contrast is using the elements that have complementary colors. Lower parts of artwork A contain extremely dark values, and upper parts contain lesser dark values. Furthermore, variety is the usage of contrast, emphasis, shape and color. Besides that, movement is the effect and motion of an artwork through viewer’s eye. The movement in artwork A is sort of random, as the linings are not drawn in the same direction. Lastly, rhythm is the repetition of elements, for example; the shapes, colors, lines. As mentioned before, the movements are random, so rhythm is unlikely been used in artwork A. The name of artwork B is called “Anak Alam”. This artwork is also created during his visit to Ubud, Bali. In artwork B, the emphasis of the painting is on the blue color. He creates a center of attraction so that viewers pay more attention on it. He wanted people to focus on the blue color so that everyone understands the situation at Ubud, Bali. The artist is trying to show that it is raining so he painted blue. There is not much harmony in this painting because the painting doesn’t have a lot of color besides blue, other than that is all black. Hence, some people will find the painting less interesting. This painting contains less variety. The artist does not combine different elements into one composition. The amount of unity is also not much in this painting. The artwork is more focusing on the face instead of the body. The gradation of the face in this painting is from left to right. From left to right the FNBE July 2012 – ENGL 0205 English II Names of group members: Yam Yih Hwan, Ng Jun Keat
  6. 6. color is from dark to light. There is a lot of shading in this painting. There is no movement in this painting, the artist just draw the face of a man wearing a coconut hat. There are a few places where there is depth in this painting which is the eyes and the nose. The artist shade the eyes darker to show the person facial expression. I do not think there is any rhythm is this painting because there is only one person in the painting and the detail is not that clear. In contrast, the artist draws a youngster in artwork B and an elderly citizen in artwork A, it shown the different lifestyle of different gender. Moreover, the shading and toning in artwork A is sort of rough compare with artwork B which is a bit fine. In artwork A, the artist uses the color blue enable to express the feelings during that period and make it looks more realistic but in artwork B is just black and white, it unable to explain the feelings and look unrealistic. In comparison, I found that both artworks contain of wheat in their mouth, it may explain that both artworks are drawn in the same location. Besides that, both artworks show less facial expression, it shown that they are not happy with what they are doing. Lastly, both artworks shown both characters had their eyes closed, they might try to hide their emotions. After looking at those artwork, I concluded that the artist create these piece of artworks to show the culture and lifestyle in Ubud, Bali. In artwork A, it shown that an aged-citizen carrying a large object on his head with wheat in his/her mouth. This artwork trying to explain that “A day of work in the paddy field is like carrying a buddle of items on the head, hard and heavy, lifestyle in Ubud, Bali is never been easy for them, even elder people have to work for their daily expenses”. In artwork B, the youngster in the artwork has a very sad facial expression. The youngster is chewing wheat in his/her mouth and wearing a hat made from coconut shell. The blue color may indicate that it is raining during that session. This artwork may explain that FNBE July 2012 – ENGL 0205 English II Names of group members: Yam Yih Hwan, Ng Jun Keat
  7. 7. “Youngsters in Ubud, Bali have to choose work over their studies as they didn’t came from a rich country. Even it’s a rainy day; they still have to choose to work in the paddy field instead of staying at home in order to keep them living.” These artworks are simple and easy to understand. Although it is simple but there are a lot of feelings in it. It shown this is an important piece of artwork because it shows others to appreciate what they have. I think most of the artwork lovers, including us, would choose to locate these artworks in our house as a reminder of others lifestyle and the one we had. Whenever it felt that our live is not good enough, when we look at these artworks and we will think that there are actually more people that is worse than us. These artworks are better to put in a museum so that more people can enjoy these artworks. References ; Retreived on exhibition-by-faizal-suhif-at-g13-gallery/ ; Retreived on diary- FNBE July 2012 – ENGL 0205 English II Names of group members: Yam Yih Hwan, Ng Jun Keat