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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pacha's First Solo

VIP Guest: P.104's London-born Kelana Kaya MP Gwo-Burne at Pacha's solo ...


Some inspired guests : My niece (left) and her best friend. Hmm, isn't that Nuraina's niece?


Pacha, The Artist.


Bali Meranti's real life lesson in Art Appreciation ...




IT IS THE LIFELONG DREAM, THE RECOGNITION, THE CULMINATION of any artist to host their first solo. What more if the artist in question found her calling very late in life; she was in her late twenties before she picked up that first brush to canvas.

That artist is my sister, Pacha. And the exhibition's titled "Pomegranate and 1000 Birds".

Entirely self-taught, she bagged Bank Negara's second prize for her Imperfect But Beautiful in 2004 that won her a silver trophy and an RM8000 cash prize.

She is married to Adrian Edris of Ahmad Izham Omar's Monkeybone label, who manages artistes like Faizal Tahir, Suki, Norayu Damit and Shila. Adrian's also currently involved in 8TV's One In A Million and Kami -The Gig. They have a daughter, Bali Meranti.

Please do come and visit the Gallery. The Exhibition will run until December 12.

For more stories and pictures, please come visit my other blog.



15 comments:

Mat Cendana said...

This thing about "self-taught" - in the creative field, one will be at his/her most original, having decided what she wants to be and not influenced by what "someone else think should be"...

But that's not to say attending lessons is a negative thing. In fact, we often make significant change and progress over a much shorter period of time when someone is there to point and guide.

Anyway, good luck to your sister.

[I'll be in KL/mont kiara on Wed due to a "must come" meeting... and return the same night]

Mat Salo said...

Mat C.. too true, bro. I was there before she even picked up the first brush, years after poring through law books... ha ha. Her art is definitely original because she didn't - and couldn't - know any better.

Sometimes I wonder too. What if she did have formal training in art? I think what shaped her is her own experiences. That's what artistes do - they are the ultimate democrat. The soak what's around them and then express it in their individual style that hopefully others can relate too. Hmm, sounds familiar? That could apply to you too Mat.. Thank for the wishes...

Eskapisminda said...

I think everyone is an artist in one way or another.

Your sister's paintings are beautiful (i like it because i love strong colours).Congratulations!

And you have an art in taking photographs. Bali Meranti's pic is very very nice. Interesting composition and colors. Love it!

jaflam said...

Hai MS,
Congrats to Pacha on her first solo and hope there will be more from her in the future.

Sorry could not make it on the opening due to earlier commitment. See some exciting work from your pics ..... all the best mates.

cakapaje said...

Salam ms,

Bro, congrats to your sis and yourself. InsyAllah, I will visit the gallery. However, I have to admit that I know nuts about painting.

zackzara said...

Sir,

Bravo!! Finally you made it. I'm sure she must be surprised and dayemmmmm proud that everyone is giving their support. Too bad am out of the radius...so I see from far only -lah. Thumbs up for her, and to you too. :)

ps: I didn't know that you have other blog.. hmm..gotta visit that one too! :)

kbguy said...

Congrats to your sis, Mat. And to the photographer brother.. your photos are well taken They look great too!

Mat Salo said...

INTAN: Thanks for the compliments. I love her strong colors too. Even in photography I crank my saturation in camera way up, ha ha. Hmm, this must run in the family :)

BANG DJ:I look forward to you visiting the gallery sometime ya Bang?

SHAH: Thanks for helping with the publicity.. don't worry, I know nuts about art too, only pretending lah!

ZARA: Yes,my sister is overwhelmed at the outpouring of support and well wishes. And I'm so damn proud of her! It runs till Dec.12 la Zara, who knows you might be in KL by then? Come ya?

KB GUY: Tima Kaseh bro. Coming from a fellow photographer I appreciate your kind words very muvh. I try to do her art justice.. but paintings need to be seen 'live', unlike photos for the full emotional impact, kan bro?

Anonymous said...

Yo bro,

Yeah, that young girl on the right in the second picture is my niece (ok- lah Nuraina's too).

Amalina, is the eldest child of my brother, Kamal.

kak maria

Mat Salo said...

Kak Ton: He he, of course, how silly of me. YOUR niece too :)

Peter said...

Good news everyone. From now on, town councils will be accountable to residents!!!!!

Mat Cendana said...

Nuraina and Maria Samad... I ALWAYS seem to forget the connection! It rakes comments like the above to remind me again and again.

BaitiBadarudin said...

Congratulations to the artist! Wish I could paint like that.

Hantu Laut said...

Mat Salo,
She has some very nice paintings.She must have a natural flair for it.Too bad I don't live in KL otherwise I would be there.I am interested to buy some if they are for sale.

Please check with her if they are for sale and will give you my media preference,photo format for viewing and size over email.You have my email,please let me know.

Incidentally,my eldest daughter is also a self-taught artist and we have some of her paintings hanging on our walls.Unfortunately, being very busy she has stopped painting for a while now.

Thanks.

Kamal said...

Bro, are you in based in Jkt or Kalimantan? I was in jkt for a couple of days a week back ...

Anyway! I started my own golfing forum kakigolf - but quite a sedated website lah compared to yours ... Hehehe!!

Drop by lah! Check out my latest post ...

http://kakigolf.com/forum/index.php?topic=175.0

Btw, was with kue yesterday ...