Lot 88: KHAIRUL ARSHAD (b. 1978) NOT ENOUGH HAPPY HUH??, 2013, Acrylic on canvas

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Description: The title, Not Enough Happy Huh??, sets off debatable points about how ‘happiness’ can be measured, and the raft of yardstick used. It is subjective, no matter how much data the conclusion is relied upon. Only recently, datelined March 2018, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranks Finland as the world’s happiest country. Is that so? Next are Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. What about landlocked Bhutan, which is declared one with the best GNH (Gross National Happiness). Depending on who is doing the survey, what it is based on, to whom the data is collected, it is a moot point and can’t be accurate. At best, it’s just a fun thing. With changing demographics, you get different results too. A girl blessed with more toys than she cares to remember, cannot presumably be touted as ‘happiest’ as surfeit can be a bane sometimes. Here, the little girl on a tricycle has the luxury of playing with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Pinocchio, SpongeBob Squarepants, Goofy, and some characters from Sesame Street, Jim Henson’s Muppets sans Miss Piggy and Kermit The Frog. Khairul Arshad was 2nd runner-up in the Tanjong Heritage art competition in 2007. He graduated with a BFA from Universiti ITM, Shah Alam, after a Diploma from the Alor Gajah campus. He was part of the trio from the Klang-based Paksi, the others being Arikwibowo Amril and Mohd Akhir Ahmad. Paksi had its debut exhibition titled Berdiri at HOM Art Trans in 2015 and then Jogja Journal based on their month-long residence in Perahu Art in Jogjakarta in February 2016. In 2013, he took part in the Neu4 Group exhibition at Pace Gallery (now Nadine Fine Art) together with Azrin Mohd, Nasir Che Din and Hafidz Shabri. He was selected for the Art KL-Melbourne at space@collins in Melbourne, Australia, in 2014.
Dimensions: 171cm x 155cm
Artist or Maker: KHAIRUL ARSHAD
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Date: 2013
Provenance: Private collection, Kuala Lumpur
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