Seah Ze Lin, exhibiting artist at the Malaysian Eye exhibition.

The Malaysian Eye is an initiative that aims to bring more international attention to contemporary Malaysian artists, held in collaboration with London’s Saatchi Gallery under the Global Eye Programme. Now the highly anticipated exhibition has been launched at mapKL in Publika and will run until the end of April, with free admission.

Organised by Parallel Contemporary Art (PAC), Malaysian Eye features 21 artists and their work, which spans different media, from oil painting to multimedia installation. The exhibition also marks the launch of the Malaysian Eye book of contemporary Malaysian art, featuring 75 artists.

Artworks include Seah Ze Lin’s fluid forms and unsaturated colours rendered with oil on linen and Chong Siew Ying’s charcoal and acrylic landscapes, which evoke the familiarity of Chinese ink paintings. There is also an installation piece by Hasnul Jamal A. Saidon which consists of video projections and mixed media on canvas, creating an “elusive space that allows consciousness to exist.”

The exhibition runs from 29 March – 30 April, 10 am – 7pm daily. It is housed both at Whitebox and Blackbox with free admission.

Lyn Ong

Find out more about the exhibition here