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Title: All walks of life

This artwork portrays the island of Pinang as food paradise. All the different shapes of mirrors are described as the people, it reflects interesting images in all different angles.
The integration of the sculpture and the sea is to reflect all different people in this island, they learn from each other, like the mirrors absorb the light and reflects it beautifully. It is from all the little bit and pieces to make Penang whole.

Video: Chong Meng Yong



Naturally, Ze Arcade Paint (ZAP) is holding a party in conjunction with the unveiling of The Star; in the evening there will be a bazaar by Syiok Wasabi, and when the night comes, there will be an interdisciplinary, interpretative performance entitled ‘Curiosity’. While you’re guzzling down some free booze, stick around for the DJ sets that will span from dancehall to house choons by way of German sound artiste Gediminas Žygus, and local DJs Josh Mosh and Synthication.




This year’s Urban Xchange Festival will see more than six murals and sculptures located
around George Town and Butterworth.

The two-week streets art festival kicks off on October 31 and will showcase
work by nine Malaysian and six foreign artists.

Other works, especially the Artisan Project, will be displayed in the Hin Bus Depot.

“This year, we have more local artists participating as compared to last year’s UX,”
said festival curator Gabija Grusaite.

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Nafir is a street artist based in Iran and interestingly creates mostly stencils on a number of Tehran walls.
Witty, motivating and direct – his style just speaks out for its self! 

The eloquent street artist admits to having a double life — one as a common Iranian with a normal day job and another, at night, as an illegal street artist who goes around showcasing his artistic masterpieces in public spaces.

Barely a day goes by without him spray-painting a piece of art and these are not graffitti but pieces that express his feelings about certain incidents in Tehran. Even though his works are usually erased by the Iranian authorities within a 24-hour period, Nafir continues on with what he calls his fight against oppression.

The artist now has a huge online following so he is extremely careful about keeping his identity secret, he has never granted any interviews with any media nearer to home and his self portrait is a stencil man with a large X on the face.



DTFD has been documenting life in 35mm format for the last ten years.
Inspired by the intensity of directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Paul Thomas Anderson,
he conveys a narrative to the audience with a single frame. Samuel enjoys creating
a raw connection between his subject matter and the viewer. His intent is to
imprint on the subconscious, leaving a message and feeling ingrained within.

His most recent works examine the inequalities and diversities we all see in society,
with hopes of creating discussions and widening individual perceptions.

“We see inequality everyday, and i hope to get people talking and becoming
more aware of each other on a long term. By displaying how beautiful other
people are, and how connected we all can be,
I think we can all see a global change in consciousness.”


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Louise Low, a Malaysian artist aspires to bring about improvement to the stature of women in society. With an aim to produce artworks that depicts determination, perseverance and optimism, she look into the past to construct the future in what she perceives as a modern society that accepts women as equal partners.

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Jun Ong is an architect-artist based in KL. He have just returned from London after architectural studies/work and decided to pursue a new path in the arts realm. Being in Europe for two years was an incredible learning curve for hi, and has allowed him to experiment his ideas across various mediums and platforms.

‘Personally, I have not seen many lighting installations inspired by KL or Penang and also displayed in an urban context and I think this would be an interesting and unique experience for Malaysians. People were intrigued with the piece as it also flickers selectively, becoming a performance piece at the same time. The nature and size of the installation also creates a eye-level interaction with the audience, while being able to illuminate a vast area of space albeit small in size.’




Jesús Moreno’s (a.k.a. YES) has been highly evolving through painting. Rising from graffiti and autodidactic methods; always being inspired by the 20th Century masters of painting and the 2000s colourful graffiti. He focus on geometry, shapes, colours and the connections between them.



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Sabek is a Spanish street artist, based in Madrid. He paints alone or with friends, sometimes adding a sentence to his artwork. Sabek has become in the last years a key actor in the Spanish street art scene, painting figures inspired by nature.

‘I just like to paint, I do not like classifications. I paint a lot more on the streets than in my studio, in fact, I have few pieces of artwork. I started at 16, scribbling my name on the walls, just for fun, it gradually took hold of me. Everything inspires me, daily stuff, but very often some unstable or difficult moments of my life, they really stimulates my mind. Many, usually I paint animals, linked or being in themselves a black mass, pyramids, skulls. I gave shape to my art while my art was giving shape to me, today it’s a big part of my life.‘