Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Talking Points -

Taken in the 1970s, the ‘Tin Mine Land­scapes’ se­ries is ar­guably Eric Peris’s most sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to Malaysian art his­tory. Nar­rat­ing the his­tory of a na­tion, the im­ages por­tray how the re­gion’s wealth of build­ing re­sources was de­rived from tin mines at the ex­pense of our pic­turesque land­scapes. Pho­tographed dur­ing the emo­tional jour­ney on which Peris em­barked to cope with the death of his fa­ther and men­tor, the se­ries evokes a frag­ile sense of aban­don­ment, re­ju­ve­na­tion, preser­va­tion, and ex­tinc­tion. Runs through Oc­to­ber 31 at Shalini Ga­nen­dra Fine Art, Gallery Res­i­dence, 8 Lorong 16/7B, Sec­tion 16, Pe­tal­ing Jaya. Tel: 03-7960 4740.

Miner At Rest Next To The Pa­long, 1980, Eric Peris

Is­land Of Tiger Tongue Grass Near The Wa­ter’s Edge, 1980, Eric Peris

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