solo exhibition by Singaporean artist Rafaat Haji Hamzah
5 – 10 April 2018
Opening: 5 April 2018, 7.30 PM
At Kersan Art Studio
In a world where information technology becomes a necessity in our daily life, mode of communication are easy and accessible for everyone. Every information is out for everyone to read and perceive. Texts replace voices, mails delivered within seconds, is there any hidden codes left unread? One of the beauties of visual arts are the messages presented in codes, some obvious, some need a little more time to decode. What are the codes hidden in every piece of art? What does it represent, what are the functions and who are these coded strokes, lines, images and colours targeted to? Are these codes significance in our lives? This exhibition-cum-forum aims at showcasing the constructed codes that we live by, through its representation in visual arts. You will be surprised from what you witness within the lines, the strokes, the colours and the symbols. Will it all seem too familiar?
Rafaat Haji Hamzah mostly known for his distinctive style of in his works, Rafaat is a household name in the television, theatre and art scenes in Singapore. Graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Fine Arts), his talent stretches from painting, acting to poetry writing, scriptwriting, art directing, producing and directing. His works are bold, succinct and echo issues close to the heart of his people. His simple, everyday language makes his pieces palatable for about just anyone.
As an artist, Rafaat leaves no space of compromising truth, sincerity and honesty in his works. His undeniable passion plays the catalyst in the honing of his craft and fuels his dedication to the Singapore arts and entertainment scene.