CIMB Artober: Art and Soul 2023

Two-men Exhibition:-

Husin Hourmain
Mohd Fairuz Paisan (PoOi)

Prismatic Perspective

A collaborative project between PoOi and Husin Hourmain

Official Launch: 5th October 2023

Public Admission: 6th – 8th October 2023

Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur

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“Prismatic Perspective” is a captivating collaborative project that emerges from the dynamic fusion of two renowned Malaysian contemporary artists: Po Oi, celebrated for his fiberglass sculptures, and Husin Hourmain, a foremost contemporary Jawi calligraphy artist. Fresh from their solo exhibitions in 2023, these artists have embarked on a creative journey that transcends the boundaries of their individual artistic disciplines to explore the interplay of geometry, spirituality, and cultural symbolism.

At the heart of “Prismatic Perspective” lies a meticulous exploration of form, precision, and spirituality. Po Oi, known for his organic sculptural expressions, has ventured into the realm of hard-edge prismatic forms, crafting sculptures clad with canvas. These canvas-clad fiberglass sculptures echo the iconic cubic structure of the Kaaba, with their sharp angles and geometric precision symbolizing the unity, purity, and simplicity intrinsic to the Kaaba’s spiritual significance.

Husin Hourmain, celebrated for his mastery of Jawi calligraphy, adds an extra layer of depth and meaning to these sculptures. He paints directly onto the canvas surfaces, integrating calligraphy and poetic expressions associated with pilgrimage and spirituality. The melding of calligraphy with the prismatic forms transforms these sculptures into three-dimensional canvases, enriching them with layers of spiritual resonance.

The prism shape itself serves as a metaphor for the multifaceted and transformative nature of the pilgrimage experience. Just as light refracts and reveals its spectrum of colors through a prism, the pilgrim’s spiritual journey is marked by myriad emotions, reflections, and moments of connection with the divine.

In “Prismatic Perspective,” the sculptures are strategically positioned to play with light and shadow, creating a dynamic interplay that enhances the depth and symbolism of the artwork. As viewers move around these prismatic forms adorned with calligraphic paintings, they are invited to contemplate the intersection of art, spirituality, and culture. The sculptures symbolize not only the physical journey of pilgrims but also the spiritual odyssey undertaken by those who approach the Kaaba in search of divine connection.

“Prismatic Perspective” offers a profound and multi-dimensional experience that encourages viewers to explore the depths of spirituality and cultural symbolism through the language of art. As Po Oi and Husin Hourmain invite us into their collaborative world, we are reminded that art has the power to transcend boundaries and illuminate the path to deeper understanding and reflection.

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