08 AugEgn (Harold Reagan Eswar)
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Harold Reagan Eswar, or Egn, for short, is a self-trained artist from the state of Sabah. Hailing from the town of Keningau, Egn Â has had many different ‘teachers’ in his young career, but where he is today, as an artist, is purely through his own effort, experimenting with new methods and media while he hones his artistic skills. Like many young Malaysians with artistic talent and aspirations, he did not get much support from his family for his passion, and so he academically pursued the closest discipline to art that he could find: Architecture.
Egn started to professionally paint in 2009, and has since been very active in the Sabah art scene. He is a member of the Cracko Art GroupÂ based in Kota Kinabalu, a small collective of artists whose aim is to help build a more vibrant artistic environment in their locale. Since starting to paint professionally in 2009, Egn has been very active, participating in numerous exhibitions in both his home state of Sabah, as well as elsewhere in Malaysia. Earlier this year, he had his first solo exhibition in KL.
This young artist aspires to use his art as a means to uplift his community and shape viewpoints on issues of the day that have a direct effect on it, primarily those related to the economy and politics. In a larger sense, Egn sees his artistic endeavor as a means of communication, reaching out not only to those in Sabah, but to those outside his home state. Perhaps, one day, to the world at large.
|2013||CrackoArtGroup “Circus” exhibition at Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur|
|2012||CrackoArtGroup “Circus” exhibition at ChinaHouse, Penang|
|“Emergence” group exhibition at Artemis Art, Kuala Lumpur|
|“Bakat-Bakat Baru” group exhibition at Balai Seni Lukis Negeri, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|“Loyar Berkasih” art auction in Kuala Lumpur|
|Bonding with Gaya Street art exhibition, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|â€œTV Siriâ€Â solo exhibitionÂ in Keningau, Sabah|
|Happyland art installation project at the abandoned Welfare Building, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|Invitational Artist exhibition at Balai Seni Lukis Negeri, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|Voice Out youth art festival, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|“Los Crackos en El Centro” exhibition, El Centro, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|“R.I.P” (Revolution In Progress) solo exhibition, Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur|
|2011||“Voice Out 2011” youth art festival, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|MCAT: Cats & Dogs Exhibition, Penang|
|Wisma Merdeka Anniversary art exhibition, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|
|“Champor” art bash exhibition, Kota Kinabablu, Sabah|
|2010||“Voice Out 2010” youth art festival, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah|