Roots, Emerging Malaysia, 2018

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The developing and distinct art practices of three young Malaysian talents, Alena Murang, Shaq Kyok and Afiq Aziz featured in ROOTS. Each artist presented different processes and materiality, including ceramic, batik block, fabric painting, and portraits on handwoven leaf ‘canvases’. The works were united by an exploration of ‘roots’, whether this was through a focus on personal ethnicity, traditional craft (batik) and weaving (pandanus) techniques, or more familiar mediums (ceramic and painting).