Description: The skull’s a favourite with artists at home and abroad, and over the ages. Whether shown as sinister, macabre or humorous or something symbolic of death and mortality, the skull has been in use in art since the time of Fra Angelino in the 15th Century to Damien Hirst today, and even by fashion icon Alexander McQueen. With technology increasingly encroaching into our daily lives and even taking over social tasks and interactions, there is little left to do for humans. Like the wind-me-up walking Skull Doll, Fadlly Sabran’s Experi-Mental Reconstruction seems to suggest that we are all crudely concocted and controlled. The cranium area looks like a mechanical contraption of a mad professor bar throwing in a bicycle spoke. Fadly’s works are connected with kinesis, technology, video light and installations.Fadly, a lecturer at Universiti ITM Perak, is the founder and director of Kapallorek Art Space which he set up in 2014 and was a member of the SOsound Experimental Performance Art, from 2007 to 2012. He received his Masters of Visual Art and Design from Universiti Sains Malaysia, after a Bachelor (Hons) at the Universiti ITM, Shah Alam. He won the Minor Award in the Penang Open in 2013, and was a finalist of the Young Contemporary Artists competition (2017), Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (2011 and 2013). He was in the SAGER (Southeast Asia Group Exchange Residency) in Manila, the Philippines, and also the Cheritera exhibition presented by Galeri Chandan at the Start Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery in London in 2012. His other major international exhibitions include Wrapping Unwrapping in Bandung (Indonesia) and Art Without Man in Gwangju (South Korea).
Dimensions: 121cm x 90cm
Artist or Maker: FADLY SABRAN
Medium: Oil and collage on canvas
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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