Winner of restaurant chain’s art initiative displaying his works at Nando’s Chinatown after visiting South Africa
NANDO’S creative space-cum-art gallery is now in full swing with Nando’s Art Initiative 2014 Fine Art grand prize winner, Nik Mohd Shazmie Nik Shairozi’s first solo art exhibition.
As part of Nando’s continuous commitment and support to the winners of Nando’s Art Initiative, Shazmie is exhibiting his collection of artworks titled ‘Home Sweet Home’ at Lot 123, Nando’s Chinatown.
This exhibition is an intimate reflection of who he is and completely embodies his personality.
Everything around him that gives him a sense of being at home – tin toys, wigs, costumes, food and his family – is a source of inspiration for this captivating exhibition.
His unique style of painting is dubbed ‘pop-surrealism’. They tend to feature distorted figures in a tragicomedy setting that portrays the ironic and farcical situations many of us unexpectedly experience with a nonchalant shrug and a ‘don’t worry, be happy’ attitude.
His creations are heavily influenced by comic art composition, pop icons and symbols that portray a realistic rendering of wit and mischief.
To assist Shazmie in expanding his artistic horizons and increase his exposure to the vast world of art, Nando’s invited him and his younger brother and fellow competitor, Nik Shahfiz on a five-day visit to its active art initiative in South Africa.
There they were introduced to the exotic artistic style intrinsic to South Africa – some influences visible in his current exhibition.
“Shazmie is by far one of the most active and passionate artist Nando’s has had on our Art Initiative.
“We cannot be more proud of him for what he has achieved and what he will achieve in the local and international art scene,” said Nando’s Chickenland Malaysia and Singapore Group chief executive officer Mac Chung Lynn.
Shazmie’s “Home Sweet Home” exhibition is open to the public for viewing and purchase until Aug 10th at Lot 123, Nando’s Chinatown, Jalan Sultan daily from noon to 8 pm.
For details on Nando’s Art Initiative, log on to www.nandos.com.my/artinitiative.