Maya Gallery is delighted to present Khazanah, a solo exhibition by pioneer watercolour artist Idris Mohamed Ali. Khazanah, in Malay and Urdu languages, means Treasure, and in many folklores narrates the concentration of riches, perceived as valuable in tangible calculations and intangible measurements, hidden or discovered fortunes which never fail to excite every audience to draw their own journeys to discover. Khazanah exudes this excitement as we embark on Idris\' 55-year artistic journey, revealing hidden treasures through his documentation of street scenes and landscapes, and his interpretation of that observation in his art.
Idris Ali (b. 1944, Singapore) has been painting Singapore’s landscapes in watercolour for the past 50 years, documenting our rich heritage. A self-taught artist, Idris showed his first works at the Lembaga Tetap Kongress exhibition at Victoria Memorial Hall (1962). He received the Pingat APAD Award (1974) and Cipta Mekar Award for outstanding work at the Action \'90\' Art Exhibition(1990). Idris Ali has exhibited in Singapore and Malaysia. His works can be found in the collections of the National Heritage Board, Singapore National Museum, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, several dignitaries in Singapore and Malaysia, and private individuals. He has also been commissioned for a portrait of former Singapore president of Mr Wee Kim Wee and Mrs Wee.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
62 Ubi Road 1, Oxley BizHub 2, #01-21
GUEST OF HONOUR
Ms Kathy Lai
Deputy CEO, International Enterprise Singapore
Former CEO, National Arts Council
MARCH 18 – APRIL 8, 2017
Saturday, 1 April 2017
4pm – 6 pm
Idris Mohamed Ali
Prof Kwok Kian Woon
Associate Provost, Nanyang Technological University
Arts Advisor (Arts Research & Development), National Arts Council
President, Association of Artists of Various Resources