Fazrin Abd Rahman

Deep Forest
Spray Paint On Aluminium Strips, 91.5 x 91.5 cm, 2017

 

Dark
Spray Paint On Aluminium Strips, 152.5 x 152.5 cm, 2017

 

Maze 8
Mixed media, 88 x 88.5 cm, 2016

 

Maze 4
Mixed media, 152.5 x 152.5 cm, 2016

 

Maze 13
Mixed media, 152.5 x 61 cm, 2016

 


FAZRIN ABD RAHMAN (b.1989, Malaysia) completed his Diploma in Fine Arts from UiTM Sri Iskandar in Perak followed by B.A. in Fine Art (Sculpture) in UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. In April 2019, Fazrin’s been awarded the prestigious Malaysia Emerging Artist Award (MEA). MEA Award is a biennial competition that honours the most promising young artists in Malaysia. Its main goal is to recognise the country’s top emerging talents and to give them the opportunity to break into the local and international art scenes. 

To date, Fazrin had participated in numerous group exhibition, among which are: Locals Only! by TAKSU (KL), Art Expo Malaysia represented by TAKSU (KL), ADA Show by Segaris Art Center (KL), Bilateral Bonds by TAKSU (SG), The Unreal Deal: Six Decades of Malaysian Abstract Art by Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery (KL), View From The Six by G13 Gallery (KL). Fazrin had his first solo exhibition, “Maze”, at TAKSU (KL) on September 22, 2016. Fazrin currently lives and works in Selangor, Malaysia.

Fazrin’s artwork does bear hint to his time majoring in sculpture. Aluminium dominates as the chief material, and the immediate impact felt by his works is its strong geometric qualities and the flat surfaces that deceive the eye; from afar, the works appear to be paintings, but closer inspection reveals the use of materials and markings that hint at the language of sculpture.

Fazrin, who cites the traditional art of rattan weaving, specifically the use of woven rattan sheets in the interiors of traditional Malay Kampung (village) houses, chosen aesthetic professes an affinity for the traditional forms found in local designs as a driving influence in his body of work. He once worked as a craftsman specialising in traditional woven goods and this personal reference has been present throughout all his works. The artist’s works also feature tile-like arrangements that resemble the square blocks of woven surfaces.

 

EDUCATION

2012   B.A in Fine Art (Sculpture), UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
2010   Diploma Art and Design, Fine Art, UiTM Sri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019   Routine, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2016   Maze, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

AWARD

2019   Malaysian Emerging Artist Award (MEA) 2019

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019
MEA Award, White Box Gallery, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tribute to Hery Zain, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nineteen, Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2018
START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, Represented by TAKSU, London, United Kingdom
ARTAID18 ‘Diri’, White Box Gallery, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The ABSTRACT Show, Art Stage, Represented by TAKSU, Singapore
Art Expo Malaysia, Represented by TAKSU, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art Show Publika, Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Locals Only!, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Immaterial: A Complication of the Unconventionals, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
BINTANG 5 Vol. 4, Segaris Art Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Between Abstraction And Figuration, Nadine Fine Art Gallery, Malaysia
13 Stories, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017
Art Weekend, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art Expo Malaysia, Represented by TAKSU, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Unreal Deal: Six Decades Of Malaysian Abstract Art, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Malaysia
Bilateral Bonds, TAKSU, Singapore
Bilateral Bonds, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
P Kreatif, Segaris Art Center, Johor, Malaysia
Nasi Campur, TAKSU, Singapore
Contemporary Art Show, Segaris Art Center, Singapore
Locals Only!, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2016
Locals Only!, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
View From The Six, G13 Gallery, Malaysia
Bilateral Bonds, TAKSU, Singapore
Bilateral Bonds, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art Expo Malaysia, Represented by TAKSU, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Naratif Iskarnival, Segaris Art Center, Johor, Malaysia

2015
ADA Show with Segaris Art Center, Malaysia
SHIFT, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Art Expo Malaysia, Represented by TAKSU, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Attitude In Lines, TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014
UOB Painting of the Year
Penang Art Competition, Malaysia
Pameran Terbuka Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

2012
Degree Show UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Nando’s Art Competition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Rubanization, Galeri Seni Tengku Nur Zahirah, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

2011
Pameran Terbuka Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Pameran First Touch, Galeri Tengku Nazirah, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Pesta Open Art Competition Balai Seni Lukis Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia

2010
Pameran Terbuka Galeri Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

2009
Diploma Show UiTM Sri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
Pertandingan Seni Tampak Johor, Johor Art Gallery, Johor, Malaysia
Nando’s Art Competition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia