Beauty Lies in the Magic of the Ordinary 美丽盛放的平凡魔法

Khairudin Zainudin
Artist 艺术家


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“My ideas are transcribed directly from my mind, my hands and to abstract painting.”

Salvador Dali, the prominent surrealist Spanish artist once said: “We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.”

This quote rings some truths to what UiTM Masters in Fine Arts graduate Khairudin Zainudin may just be trying to capture since the beganing of his professional career as an artist. Inspired and mentored by Suzlee Ibrahim, this Kelantanese artist is famous for his graphite sketching in capturing figure movements.

While there may only be a one-dimensional observation for many of us, Zainudin has taken his talent towards a more voyeuristic capacity towards the mundane – by capturing strokes of movements made by his subjects that unfold in just a single piece of artwork. He cherishes every moments spent in the public documenting the ordinary. And most of the time, it is his inquisitive mind guessing a person’s story that captures extraordinary visuals on a single canvas.

What began as a pastime in 2008 observing and sketching people in their daily lives gradually becomes his obsession towards documenting movements. His countless sketches speak of the stillness amidst the surrounding chaos that are also invigorating and dynamic. Following four solo exhibitions in Tai Chung, Art Taipei, Art Kaoshiung and ArtStage Singapore, Zainudin is fast developing his technique creating day-to-day visuals by overlapping simple yet active lines. He was also part of numerous group shows in Kuala Lumpur including the Prudential Malaysian Eye exhibition and READrawing at Galeri Petronas.

“I want to draw perfect figures but in a minimalised form. So, by using the power and the quality of line, I can further add movements and expand the ideas on my sketches.”

There’s a fine line between a well-composed painting and sketches although Zainudin seems to live in the world between. His spontaneity expands to a certain freedom found in abstract expressionist.

“My ideas are transcribed directly from my mind, my hands and into abstract painting,” added Zainudin. The composition of the images are set the moment the first line appears on a sketch and has been one of the selling points for his artwork.

“I want to draw perfect figures but in a minimalised form. So, by using the power and the quality of line, I can further add movements and expand the ideas on my sketches.”

His most recent creation is in finding the balance between two primer colours – Red and Black. “These two colours cannot really blend together because of the contrasting effect. The challenge is to find the balance between the two, and objectively, communicate the intimate relationship between the artist and the medium used in creating the final artwork.”

Zainudin awakes a sense of wonder and curiosity that encapsulates pockets of memories of the subjects’ histories within each sketch – a diary of the hustle and bustle of life and how it feels to be directly involved in it. He has opened the door to all of us on the fast lane – to focus on someone and spend a few moments blocking out all that is happening around the subject. This activity gave us a glimpse into his world where beauty is in the ordinary.

Salvador Dali, the prominent surrealist Spanish artist once said: “We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.”

This quote rings some truths to what UiTM Masters in Fine Arts graduate Khairudin Zainudin may just be trying to capture since the beganing of his professional career as an artist. Inspired and mentored by Suzlee Ibrahim, this Kelantanese artist is famous for his graphite sketching in capturing figure movements.

While there may only be a one-dimensional observation for many of us, Zainudin has taken his talent towards a more voyeuristic capacity towards the mundane – by capturing strokes of movements made by his subjects that unfold in just a single piece of artwork. He cherishes every moments spent in the public documenting the ordinary. And most of the time, it is his inquisitive mind guessing a person’s story that captures extraordinary visuals on a single canvas.

What began as a pastime in 2008 observing and sketching people in their daily lives gradually becomes his obsession towards documenting movements. His countless sketches speak of the stillness amidst the surrounding chaos that are also invigorating and dynamic. Following four solo exhibitions in Tai Chung, Art Taipei, Art Kaoshiung and ArtStage Singapore, Zainudin is fast developing his technique creating day-to-day visuals by overlapping simple yet active lines. He was also part of numerous group shows in Kuala Lumpur including the Prudential Malaysian Eye exhibition and READrawing at Galeri Petronas.

There’s a fine line between a well-composed painting and sketches although Zainudin seems to live in the world between. His spontaneity expands to a certain freedom found in abstract expressionist.

“My ideas are transcribed directly from my mind, my hands and into abstract painting,” added Zainudin. The composition of the images are set the moment the first line appears on a sketch and has been one of the selling points for his artwork.

“I want to draw perfect figures but in a minimalised form. So, by using the power and the quality of line, I can further add movements and expand the ideas on my sketches.”

His most recent creation is in finding the balance between two primer colours – Red and Black. “These two colours cannot really blend together because of the contrasting effect. The challenge is to find the balance between the two, and objectively, communicate the intimate relationship between the artist and the medium used in creating the final artwork.”

Zainudin awakes a sense of wonder and curiosity that encapsulates pockets of memories of the subjects’ histories within each sketch – a diary of the hustle and bustle of life and how it feels to be directly involved in it. He has opened the door to all of us on the fast lane – to focus on someone and spend a few moments blocking out all that is happening around the subject. This activity gave us a glimpse into his world where beauty is in the ordinary.

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“我想要以极简的形式绘出完美的人物。因此,通过力量和有质感的线条,我可以进一步增加动作步骤,并在草图上拓展观点。”

知名的西班牙超现实主义艺术家 Salvador Dali 曾说过:“我们都渴望得到具体的图像构造。可是抽象艺术却有一个最大的亮点:将具象艺术恢复到最原始状态。”

这个想法对于在玛拉工艺大学(UiTM)取得硕士学位的 Khairudin Zainudin 来说,是他开始艺术创作生涯以来,不断试图捕捉的事实与真理。在 Suzlee Ibrahim 的启蒙和指导下,这名吉兰丹出生的艺术家擅长以石墨素描勾勒人物举动神态。

对于许多人来说,这可能只是一个片面维度的观察,但 Zainudin 的才能却引领了更深入的窥探技巧—在单一作品中开展快速捕捉主题动作神态。他珍惜在公共场合的每一分钟,记录着日常平凡的事物,并通过他的画笔截取定格这些画面。大部分时刻,他也出于好奇心揣测每一个人的故事。

从 2008 年开始,他对于观察人们和展开素描产生浓厚兴趣,作为有趣的消遣活动,他速写描绘了在浑沌周围之中的一片寂静,紊乱中也充满着振奋和活力。而在历经台中、台北艺术节、高雄艺术节和艺术登陆新加坡的四场个人画展之后,Zainudin 快速磨练本身趋向纯熟的创作技巧,以简单而活跃的叠加线条创造日常的视觉效果。他还参与了吉隆坡举行的团体展出,包括在 Galeri Petronas 举行的 Prudential Malaysian Eye 和 READrawing 艺术展会。

在精心创作的画作和素描之间有一个细微的界线,而 Zainudin 似乎伫立于这个世界之间。他的自发性扩展达到抽象表现主义的某种自由境界。

“想法直接从脑部传递,我的手勾勒出抽象画。”而在草图上显示的第一笔线条之创作构图,是他作品的卖点之一。

“我想要以极简的形式绘出完美的人物。”因此,通过力量和有质感的线条,我可以进一步增加动作步骤,并在草图上拓展观点。”

他最近的创作显示在红色和黑色这两种底色之间找到了平衡。由于对比效应,这两种颜色无法真正的混合。所谓的挑战是在两者之间寻找平衡点,并客观地传达艺术家与创作最终作品媒介之间的亲密关系。

Zainudin 唤醒了一种惊叹和奇妙的感受,其中囊括了每个素描的描绘人物历史记忆的口袋—一本关于喧嚣和忙碌生活的日记,以及是如何直接参与其中的感觉。他以快节奏的方式为我们所有人敞开了一扇门—专注于某个人,花几分钟的时间来倾听围绕这个主题发生的一切。这也让我们得以一瞥他的世界,在这里,平凡中绽放的美丽无处不在。


by Monica Tong

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