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Sabri Idrus

Sabri Idrus

BORN: 1971 in Kedah, Malaysia

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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 art. He combines painting with graphic design and industrial materials, an attempt to reinvent new forms, symbolisms, and visual language.

Sabri is a versatile artist whose portfolio of works includes not only paintings, but also graphic design, multimedia and video, publications, plus sculptures and installations. He recently had a successful exhibition held at the renowned Saatchi Gallery in London, under the curated section of the inaugural Start Art Fair 2014.

The art piece on exhibit for the Singapore Art Fair 2014 was originally featured in the artist’s 2012 solo exhibition “Antara”. It is a study of lines, surface and form, devoid of specific narrative but instead conveys the materiality of the work itself; the material in itself transforms to become the content.

EXPERIENCE

Awards/Recognitions/Residencies

2013 – 2014 Artist in Residence, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor, Malaysia
2013 Artist Residency at University of Technology and Life Sciences (Uniwersytet Technologiczno-Przyrodniczy – the UTP), Bydgoszcz, Poland. The residency ended with a year-long travelling exhibition throughout Poland including major cities Poznan and Warsaw.
2011 UOB Art Award – Special Mention Award
2010 Artist in Residence, Bandung, Indonesia
2009 Artist in Residence, Poland
2004 BMS/04 (Bakat Muda Sezaman 2004), Young Contemporary Art Award – Minor for Painting

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Antara, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
2010 Muafakat: Space For The Public, Bandung, Indonesia
Masa Series: A Reduction Process, Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008 MYDOMAIN, Ahmad Zakii Anwar’s Gallery At The Back Of The House, Johor, Malaysia
2006 Keroncong Series: A New Form Of Physical Listening, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004 Bangau Oh Bangau, Balai Berita NST, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lorek-Lorek: The Creation Of Lines, Townhouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malay
1999 The Search Of The Uncertainties, The Painting Hall, Selangor, Malaysia

 

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2014 START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
Prudential Malaysia Eye, White Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Disruptive Nature: 19th Rimbun Dahan Residency Exhibition, Rimbun Dahan, Kuang, Selangor
2013 Water (A group exhibition by Sabri Idrus, Budi Agung Kuswara, Jigger Cruz & I Made Arya Palguna), Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2012 Sabri & Tony, Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Peninsular & Island, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
1 meter Diameter, House of Matahati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2011 JAGA, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Figure in Paint, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Locals Only , Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
40 x 100, House of Matahati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2010 Bakat Muda Sezaman (BMS/10), National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Antara Bahan Campuran, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Locals Only , Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A Meter Perspective, House of Matahati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia Boleh, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
A Tribute to Rauschenberg, Taksu Gallery, Singapore
2009 Himpunan Tetap, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia-Poland Cultural & Art Exchange, Pyzdry, Poland
Malaysia-Poland Cultural & Art Exchange, Lagow, Poland
Beyond Canvas, Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia-Poland Cultural & Art Exchange, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
2008 Susur Masa, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
[email protected], Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2007 [email protected], Wei Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
50 Years Malaysia, International Islamic Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2006 Tabik (Salute) Jerry Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Investor, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian Expressions, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2005 [email protected] , Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“In Print” Malaysia-British, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2004 Bakat Muda Sezaman (BMS/04), National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2003 Philip Morris Malaysia Art Awards: ALAMI , National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2002 Open Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mac World, Singapore
2001 Phillip Morris Malaysia Art Awards, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2000 Bakat Muda Sezaman (BMS/00), National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1999 Phillip Morris Malaysia Art Awards, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1995 Phillip Morris Malaysia Art Awards, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
95’ PPM Annual Show, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Alternative Printmaking, Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Urban Vision, Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1994 The Young Contemporary Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Group Show, Maybank Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Asian Art Workshop: BELUM, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open Show, Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
1993 Shah Alam Boat Show, Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Earth Day Exhibition, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1992 Nature Art Camp, Bukit Cerakah, Selangor, Malaysia
Open Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1991 The Young Contemporary Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
One World No War Exhibition, City Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Question Of Identity, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Group Show, Isetan Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1990 Open Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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