Nor Tijan Firdaus found her niche in optimising the use of discarded e-waste, collecting them vigorously to be reconstructed as her primary source of art-making. At the height of the pandemic in January 2021, Tijan addressed the aforementioned issue as comprehensively as her expressive past masters’ recreations in her first solo show, New Formal, at Core Design Gallery.
Her tenaciousness in exercising scrap electronic materials into an illustrious series of works has become pivotal in an age where consumerism is at its most crucial period. As the idle observer and consumer herself, Tijan considers the wasteful habit of buying that has accumulated into a substantial amount, resulting in the irresponsibility of throwing the said items nonchalantly afterwards. Her process of making is always detailed and elaborated, proven by her previous works that drove spectators to startling amazement as her innate understanding of forms shows even when it is streamlined into a diminutive visual.
Tijan graduated with a Master of Fine Art and Technology (2015) and Bachelor (Hons) of Fine Art, majoring in Sculpture with a minor in Painting (2007), from UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia.