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BORN: 1971 in Kedah, Malaysia Click on any thumbnail for larger image [nggallery id=58] Sabri Idrus is a visionary young contemporary artist, recognized as one of the country’s important emerging artists. His art aims at liberating what he sees as the socio-cultural dogma in the visual language of Malaysian...

BORN: 1968 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Click on any thumbnail for larger image [nggallery id=57] The artworks of Budi Ubrux are almost immediately recognizable. The figures in this realist painter’s works are almost always draped in newspaper, a style the artist has been doing since the late 1990s. His works...

When "Born in Malaysia" was used as the basis for a unity-themed exhibition earlier this year at Publika, Kuala Lumpur, it opened the book up to a wider audience. Part of the exhibition focused on the superb photography that played a major role in making the book the success it has been thus far.

In the month of November 2014, the photography aspect of the book is further expanded when Born In Malaysia: A Photographer’s Journey makes its way up to Penang for a month-long exhibition at Vic’s in ChinaHouse, George Town (one floor above The Canteen).

That idea that humans are pattern seeking creatures is not a new one. How we make sense of what we see around us will differ from one individual to the next, and depends on many factors, such as the person's cumulative life experiences, his or her emotional state, in other words, building blocks of a person's internal cognitive mechanism.

The answer to the questions posed above will vary from one individual to the next, depending on how each person’s cognitive mechanism ticks.