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Lau­re­ates and draw­ings of their dis­cov­er­ies as cap­tured by the Ger­man pho­tog­ra­pher Volker Ste­ger. Time: 10am to 8pm (Tues to Sun). Free ad­mis­sion.

Psy­che by Rofizano Zaino

Ga­leri chan­dan @ Pub­lika Lot 24 & 25 (G4) Pub­lika Shop­ping Gallery Jalan du­ta­mas 1, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-620 15360 info@ga­lerichan­ TILL JAN 10: Pre­vi­ously pre­sented in the Hil­lyer Art Space in Wash­ing­ton DC, USA, and The Imag­i­nar­ium in Ge­orge Town, Pe­nang, Psy­che is now show­ing here, fea­tur­ing 13 works by Rofi, a Sin­ga­porean-born Malay artist. While he en­joys paint­ing faces and fig­ures, the portraits in his paint­ings per­son­ify is­sues re­lat­ing to iden­tity, so­ci­ety, spir­i­tu­al­ity and so­cio-po­lit­i­cal af­fairs.

For this show, Rofi has em­barked on a psy­cho­log­i­cal study of the face. He paints faces of peo­ple caught in a myr­iad of cir­cum­stances, me­taphor­i­cally con­vey­ing a man strug­gling in stormy seas, a so­ci­ety op­pressed, a woman em­pow­ered, and the courage of a com­mu­nity. Where eyes are the win­dow to one’s soul, the ex­pres­sion, the smile or the slight twitch of the nose does more to re­veal the lives and in­ner sto­ries within. Time: 10am–6pm (Mon to Fri), noon-5pm (Sat and Sun).

Sym­bol of strength: In­dukKer­bau by mass yu­sof. his works de­pict­ing kam­pung life evoke nos­tal­gia and pro­vide a glimpse into his childhood.

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