EXHIBITIONS


PANAS

Haafiz Shahimi
July 17, 2020 - August 17, 2020

Maya Gallery is pleased to reopen on 17 July 2020 with PANAS, a debut solo exhibition by Malaysian contemporary artist Haafiz Shahimi. 

Observing Phase Two guidelines on safe management measures, of post-circuit breaker measures, the gallery welcomes visitors by appointment only. The exhibition is also available for viewing on our website and social media platforms.

Following the success of his solo show, AWAS, at Core Design Gallery, Malaysia, in early 2020, PANAS continues to highlight this artist-pyrographer's speciality—creating art with fire. Harnessing flames to burn imprints onto canvas, PANAS, which means “hot” in Malay, explores the techniques of pyrography printing and direct fire burning in Haafiz’s art practice. The exhibition also highlights his response to Asian philosophies, local cultural histories and contemporary social issues. Making extensive use of traditional Malaysian elements, Haafiz's art has always grasped a sense of locality that transcends time and space. His artworks, Daun Berangan and Intensity of Heaven and Earth, synthesise Malay and Southeast Asian cultural elements to encourage East-West dialogue.

Haafiz Shahimi (b. 1986, Kedah, Malaysia) graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from UiTM (University of Teknologi MARA). He is recognised for invigorating local craft and printmaking disciplines using unorthodox techniques. A recipient of the Young Guns Art Award Malaysia in 2017, his works are collected by private and corporate collectors locally and internationally.

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

Tawaf II
Pyrography print, inverted burn, fabric dye and acrylic on jute, finished with 2K matte paint
92 x 92 cm
2019
Feathered Fish
Pyrography print, inverted burn, fabric dye and acrylic on jute, finished with 2K matte paint
92 x 46 cm (4 panels)
2019