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Rofi

b. 1970, Singapore

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ARTIST BIO


Rofi or Rofizano Zaino enjoys painting faces and figures. More than mere portraits, the faces in his paintings are metaphors for conveying issues relating to identity, society, spirituality and politics. He depicts his subjects bold and strong but render them sensitively to draw out the vulnerabilities of each character. This is accentuated by a mix of materials and aesthetics to add to the symbolism in each work.

Using the interplay of color and texture, he deconstructs forms into bold, well defined strokes using palette knives. Acrylic is his preferred medium as its fast-drying quality makes it suitable for his style of building images with layers of paint. This technique also adds a sculptural quality to the surface of his canvases.

His work has been featured in the inaugural Singapore Art Exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum and included in The Burger Collection.

 

EDUCATION

Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design, 1994


EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2013 “STATE OF FLUX”, Volvo Art Loft, Singapore
2012 “FACE2FACE”, Chan Hampe Galleries @ Raffles Hotel, Singapore
2011 “FRAGMENTS OF MY IDENTITY”, The Substation, Singapore

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 'éncore!', Celebrating Maya Gallery's 1st Anniversary, Maya Gallery, SIngapore
   
2012 “REDRESS: STOP THE TRAFFIC”, ION Art Gallery @L4, Singapore
  “SONGSANG”, Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur
   
2011 “DECEITFUL TRUTHS”, Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur
  “THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR BRUSSELS,” Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
  “APAD: CONTEMPORARY TWENTY ELEVEN”, Singapore National Library
   
2010 “THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR AMSTERDAM,” Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
  “APAD: CONTEMPORARY TWENTY”, 10 Singapore National Library 2008 / 2009
  “APAD: TRADITION, INNOVATION & CONTINUITY,” Singapore Art Museum
   
2007 “THE SINGAPORE ART SHOW 2007,” Singapore Art Museum
 

“APAD CONTEMPORARY 2007: KAMPONG”, Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore

   
2006 “APAD reACTION: SANGKAR”, The Substation, Singapore
   
2005

“APAD CONTEMPORARY 2005 ART,”Atrium@MICA, Singapore


 

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