BLUE I S

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture -

“QUIET LOVE ” “Blue has a calm­ing ef­fect on me. I sel­dom play around with blue, but is dif­fer­ent. It pos­sesses a faint bluish tint to its back­ground hue. The art­work is an in­di­ca­tion of my feel­ings about some­one. It is typ­i­cally hard for me to show my af­fec­tions, so painting would be the only way to do so. That is why the fig­ure in the painting is fac­ing the other side. She is shy,

but she still has emo­tions.”

“E XI STENCE ” “Grow­ing up in Tereng­ganu, I faced the blue­ness of the South China Sea ev­ery day. I still do, as my stu­dio is there. I’d gaze at the deep blue sky and the sea and im­me­di­ately feel re­laxed. I be­lieve the colour blue rep­re­sents the widen­ing of the heart, and the depth of the colour con­notes

the fu­ture of our world. A re­cent work I did, is ba­si­cally washed in that part

of blue. The painting it­self is about fish­er­men and how their lives de­pend on na­ture. Through

I wish to give the colour back to peo­ple, so they can find the peace they need to make the planet a bet­ter place.”

Orang Laut,

water­colour on pa­per

Fadi­lah Karim in her

Mont Kiara stu­dio

The Keeper, oil paint on linen

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