Husin Othman: Nostalgia Timur

September 5, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Maya Gallery Singapore and Core Design Gallery Malaysia are proud to present Nostalgia Timur, a solo exhibition by Husin Othman. His works touch on childhood memories, granting the viewers a reflective perspective on the long lost but not forgotten memories of the past.

This exhibition presents an exciting insight into the progressive development of Husin’s artistic career. Audiences will be able to view his transformation from as early as 2014, with his strong signature strokes of realist figures set against a minimalist background, to year 2018 where his composition becomes more complex yet with a harmonious blend of bright and bold solid forms, up to his current and latest development where he revisits his well-known free hand lines and contours that amalgamate subtly into his paintings. 

Nostalgia Timur is a personal reflection of the artist to bring back lost memories. Seeing these paintings will naturally bring a smile to anyone as they are an advocation of memories of Southeast Asian culture and a past narrative that still hold a very strong value to our hearts.

Husin Othman (b. 1987, Perak, Malaysia) is a young emerging Malaysian artist who has been actively involved in the Malaysian art scene since he graduated with a Fine Art (Honours) degree from the renowned UiTM (University of Teknologi MARA) in 2013. His artistic talent, skilful techniques and thorough understanding of figuration marks his works noteworthy amongst his peers. Growing up, Husin was often playing and running freely with his seven siblings in villages in the outskirts of Perak, Malaysia. Rekindling his sweet childhood memories, he showcases works of the Malaysian lifestyle that are now often forgotten, drawing emotions and understanding from his Malaysian identity and Malay culture.

Husin Othman is the winner of the UOB Painting of the Year Malaysia 2014 as the Most Promising Artist of the Year (Emerging Artist Category). He is also the recipient of the Highly Commended award (Established Artist category) at the UOB Painting of the Year Malaysia 2018. His recent two man show The Frames of Two Cultures in 2018 was a hit with most pieces collected by both collectors and art enthusiasts. His works have also been exhibited in Shanghai, Bangkok and Taiwan.

This is a project collaboration between Maya Gallery (Singapore) and Core Design Gallery (Malaysia).

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Charcoal and acrylic on canvas
135 x 135 cm
Satu Dail Panggilan
Acrylic on canvas
92 x 92 cm