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Antara by Hamidi Hadi

January 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

The subject of art is a really interesting topic. Everything about it is open for debate… from the hidden meanings behind each of the artist’s paintings to the most appropriate sum to pay for a work of art. Even the interpretation of the finished masterpiece is open for discussion, as different people can have different opinions and feelings about the same piece.

Unavoidable by Hamidi Hadi – Enamel paint, Polyurethane, Resin on Canvas

If you are a big fan of art, whether local or international, make your way to Wei-Ling Contemporary as it is currently hosting the works of Hamidi Hadi entitled “Antara”. His large and confident canvasses have earned him the reputation of being known as one of Malaysia’s most radical and bold painters. His interest in abstract painting started after a short stint in the United Kingdom while furthering his education. His earlier works consisted of singular life-size figures painted from oblique angles set again dark backgrounds.

Wait and she will come eventually by Hamidi Hadi – Enamel paint, Polyurethane, Acrylic on Canvas

His recent work sees him using the word ‘Antara’, which means ‘between’ in English, as the key word for his creative process. This allows him to have the space, freedom and versatility to find all the possible varieties using industrial materials such as aluminium plate, polyurethane, resin, glue and enamel paint. To him, these materials are a form of artistic expression; a way to view the world using different media. “Antara” is Hamidi Hadi’s fourth solo exhibition and is deemed as one of the much-anticipated event in Kuala Lumpur’s art world. This exhibition will feature at Wei-Ling Contemporary located at The Gardens Mall from now until 2nd February 2012. Wei-Ling Contemporary is located at G212 213A, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, 59200 Kuala Lumpur and is open daily from 11.00 am till 9.00 pm. For more information, please call 03 2260 1106 / 03 2282 8323 or email

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