Big Pond

Fai Zakaria

Being an artist is a life force, not a career choice. What I enjoy
most when painting is to be connected and linked with the
painting. The color combinations, composition, equilibrium and
the techniques implemented. It serves to express with freedom
feelings that came to my heart...

I use color, line, texture as a poet employs words to convey a
particular emotion or idea. As in poetry, the images are meant
to resonate, being both themselves and something they may
suggest to the viewer. The works transcend the impersonal
objectivity of geometric abstrction through the sensuousness
of materials with which they are constructed, revealing a blend of 
reason and passion which reflects my nature.

When I paint, I dip my brush in my soul. I magnify feelings to paint
soul and karma. Make a copy of my past, a copy of me. As I always
painting in the dark, with minimal lights from candles and down
lights as to surprise myself with the different effect under the
florescent and daylight - I watch the colors of its aura, the darkroom
of my dreams... Forms, lines sprout, colour harmonies and dripping
wax showing in visual terms these feelings, sometimes a very silent
feeling, and abstraction with rhythmic movement. My work is just an
experimentsl and therapy art - expressions abstract, gestural or

minimalist.

I present the world artistically as I see it, as I wish to see it, and
occasionally as I once saw it. You see, it is my identity. Without this
expression of self, I am nothing. Through my art I give love.

SHOW & EXHIBITION
• Solo Exhibition 2013 - CRUX 2552 for Adam Azfar, Rajawali Art Studio, Kuantan, Pahang.
• Art Competition 2013 - Open Show, Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2013 - Go Go Gorillas' Sculpture Design, The Space, Norwich, United Kingdom.
• Art Competition 2013 - Color Pencil Exhibition, Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2013 - Open Show, Urban Art 2, Pelita Hati Gallery, Bangsar, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2012 - Open Show, Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2012 - Ilham VI, Pelita Hati Gallery, Bangsar, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2012 - Open Show, Urban Art, Pelita Hati Gallery, Bangsar, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2011 - Open Show, Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2011 - Egg Design for Hatchling Game, Iowa, United States.
• Art Competition 2009 - Muzik Menerusi Spektrum Seni, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia.
• Art Competition 2009 - Open Show, Shah Alam Gallery, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2013 - 6x6 vs 12x12 Exhibition, Bastion House, Banda Hilir, Melaka, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2013 - Qarin Exhibition, Matic Art Gallery, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2013 - International Women’s day, Exhibition Hall Viva Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2013 - Laksamana Tun Tuah Exhibition, Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2013 - 1MCAT, Stadium Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2013 - 6x6 Exhibition, Matic Art Gallery, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - Illustrator Lane, KL Children's Literature Festival, University Malaya, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - Galeri Gapena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - Members Only, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 -1MCAT, Lobby Four Point Sheraton Hotel, Langkawi, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - IMACT, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - Matic Art Gallery, Jalan Ampang, Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - Lukisan Puisi, Galeri Kata, Publika Solaris Duta Mas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - 1x1, Galeri Rumah Terang, Publika Solaris Duta Mas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2012 - WUJUD, Rampo Haus, Skudai, Johor, Malayisa.
• Group Exhibition 2011 - Fine Art Asia, Hong Kong.
• Group Exhibition 2011 - Rantai 'Revisit' 2011, Urban Village, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2011 - 21st Annual Exhibition Angkatan Pelukis Kedah, Kedah Art Gallery, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2011 - 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism (1MCAT) 2011, Johor Baharu, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2010 - Art Under 500, Pahang Art Museum, Malaysia.
• Group Exhibition 2010 - Himpun, Art Cabin, National Art Gallery, Malaysia.
• Displayed Art 2011 - Zakuro 2 Japanese Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Displayed Art 2009 - Colossal Art, Selayang, Selangor, Malaysia.
• Displayed Art 2008 - Cover Album by a renowned composer Peter Seabourne, United Kingdom.
• Displayed Art 2007 - Baiti's Restaurant, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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