20
Jan
09

ART TALK

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Tajuddin Ismail and viewing his works at TJ Fine Art in Sri Hartamas! I like both the artist and his art!

The artist explained the themes underlying his collection of abstract paintings viz the juxtaposition between order and chaos, the energy and dynamism that exists when the two interact and the synergy that produces a kind of ordered chaos or chaotic order – whichever way you choose to see it.

To Tajuddin it is this basic principle that underlies both the natural world and the man-made world. It is up to us to give this juxtaposition cum synergy  a positive interpretation and to see it evolving into harmonious, balanced relationships.

Through his adroit use of  painting techniques and strokes, different  paints and hues of colour  Tajuddin’s paintings are an interesting variety yet united by a common thread viz the artist’s philosophy of life and the human predicament.

How apt, I thought, for isn’t this what nation building is all about? Isn’t this the Malaysian dream of creating unity out of diversity, integration out of differences, equity out of inequalities?

If only the idealism in art, or music or philosophy or religion can be translated into the reality of human existence where so many things are created and remain unequal and unbalanced!

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2 Responses to “”


  1. 1 The Ancient Mariner
    January 21, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Dear Cousin,

    Nice blog! Welcome to the bloggosphere.. or whatever they call it.

    B/regards

  2. January 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Post la the beautiful painting on the article..


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