Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Visiting TAKSU Gallerie

Finding TAKSU Gallerie might be a bit of a hassle but we decided that it was worth our effort finding a hidden gem. And we were right! From the outside, the gallery looks nothing out of the ordinary and it blends with the surrounding houses but right after you enter into TAKSU, you will see a whole different world.

Walking into TAKSU gives us the feeling of walking into a home with lots of paintings where you can view them at ease. It creates a very comfortable and casual feeling.

   The gallery view from the outside porch.

Did you know TAKSU has another floor? 

We couldn’t help but be distracted by the beautiful porch surrounded by Balinese-themed garden deco. The greenery was really well taken care of. It was so breathtaking we wished we could have spent a whole day here. You’ll see what we mean after you see these pictures that we’ve taken.


  The porch surrounded by beautiful greenery.

The Balinese-themed garden.

We like how the sunlight cuts through the tree leaves.

Not forgetting the swimming pool that was completed with deck chairs and umbrella. Out here, it was like a holiday resort.

The swimming pool beside the porch.

Besides the beautiful garden and interior, I’ve always liked the exhibition artworks here. It seems that TAKSU has their own way of selecting and holding exhibitions. It can be said that the works featured by TAKSU are of the lowbrow, urban contemporary variety, instead of focusing solely on commercial, highbrow art. All these factors give a richer, more fulfilling experience to TAKSU’s exhibitions.

If you want to visit a gallery that is interesting and presents you with different ideas and a different perspective of things, where you should keep an open-mind and be prepared for an exciting visual experience, TAKSU Kuala Lumpur is just the place.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Some things you just can't Help.

... like putting up more photographs from the Sony World Photography Awards.

Tamany Baker

... or when your dear cat goes out to hunt you some 'gifts'. If you're an inspired photographer, you'd make poignant photomemorial for the poor deceased creature in your immense sadness for it. Because what can you do when its kitty's love for you?

Yannick Dixon

From the lack of life to the overabundance of it. A mesmerising image, yet one can't help but think it Hitchcock-esque somehow.

David Zimmerman, L'Iris D'Or winner

You really need to see this one up close to get the full, breathless feeling of these beautifully captured landscapes.

Exhibition View

Sigh.. if only the photographs were not so small. Then again, too much of a good thing (especially of so many gorgeous photography) can be sensory overload.

So what're you waiting for? Get your sensory overload at Galeri Petronas today!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sabtu 17hb April 2010
DUALITY - Latif Padzali &
Mohd Radzi Ismail
Di House Of Matahati (HOM)
6A, Jalan Cempaka 16,
Taman Cempaka,
68000 Ampang, Selangor

Mohd Radzi Ismail

Latif Padzali

Saya sedang memberi
keterangan & mempromosikan
majalah ArtMalaysia kepada

Samsudin Wahab

Sebahagian tetamu yang
menghadiri pameran ini.

Dua orang tetamu yang sedang
memberi komen tentang
sculpture ini.
Sabtu 17hb April 2010
Liew Kian Yap meluangkan masa
di Conlay Village.

Abu Hasan & Isteri
Hasemah Abu Hazim

Ismail Hj Baba

Fuad Abu Bakar

Mohaida Aini

Sarimah Hj Ahmad

Ade Putra

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sony World Photography Awards

Photo by Claire Martin, 2009 Amateur Winners

For photography afficionados, this is certainly a must-see exhibition. We are fortunate to be able to catch this leg of the global tour, and take with us memories of dramatic, heartwarming, powerful and poignant photography.

The Sony World Photography Awards 2009/10 exhibition opens at GALERI PETRONAS, Kuala Lumpur, on 4 February – 28 March 2010 (extended to 25 April 2010!). The exhibition showcases photographs by the winners and finalists of the 2009 Sony World Photography Awards, spanning a variety of genres including fashion, architecture, advertising, sport and music, from across the world.

Though this is but a selection of the photos in the Awards, it gives an excellent look at the quality of photography in its many genres today.

"Ibasyo- self-injury among young Japanese girls", Kosuke Okahara

"Bihar Aftermath", Giulio di Sturco

Particularly striking were the photos in the Photojournalism and Documentary category, capturing poverty, war, human nature, social issues, urban culture... uncensored, unabashed and stark. Yet there could also be found within them an intense beauty and humanity.

"Sculptors Village", Chiara Goia.

Beside the real, there is the composed image: crafted beauty and photomanipulation.

Piotr Fajfer, 1st prize, Commercial-Fashion

Vladimir Melnik, Conceptual and Constructed

What we've managed to show here is but a taste of this impressive exhibition. For those seeking photography from a fine art perspective, there's a great selection of finalists and winners from the Fine Art category.

We'll bring you more very soon! Meantime, why not head over to Galeri Petronas and see it for yourself = )

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sunday 11th April '10
A group art exhibition -
Artistic Expression
at Galeri Seni Mutiara
Pulau Pinang

Mr. Koay Soo Kau
introducing all the
participating artists

Alisia Wan presenting
a painting to the guest
of honor Mr. Liew Kian Yap

A group photo

Karen Ee. Kayee

Alisia Wan

Fong Kim Sing

Heng Eow Lin

Mr. Tai Keik Hock
Dai Ichi Modern Art Gallery

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday 7th April '10
Heads UP!
at Wei-Ling Gallery

Chee Eng Hong

Yap Kim Boon

Marvin Chan

Yap Kim Boom &
Chee Eng Hong

Jack Ting Mui Chii
Ng Bee & Swee Chin
Wednesday 7th April '10
Pre-Mongolia 25th
Asian Int'l Art Exhibition
at Galeri Chandan -

Acara ini dirasmikan oleh
Y.Bhg Datuk Dr Victor Wee
Pengerusi Tourism Malaysia

Dr. Choong Kam Kow
Federation of Asian
Artists - Malaysia
Committee menyampaikan
cenderahati kepada
Y.Bhg Datuk Dr Victor Wee

Lim Ai Woei

Dr. Choong Kam Kow

Awang Damit Ahmad

Long Thien Shih

Goh Lye Hock