Delving into how dreams evolve

A young artist painting on an outfit at the ‘Dreams dream – From the eyes of children and adult’ art exhibition at GMBB Mall, Kuala Lumpur. — Photos: RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

Watercolours, paintbrushes and white clothing were available for visitors to use at an art exhibition in a Kuala Lumpur mall.

Titled “Dreams dream – From the eyes of children and adult”, the art show aimed to encourage visitors to express themselves creatively on the pieces of clothing that doubled as blank canvases.

A visitor looking at artworks from children.A visitor looking at artworks from children.

Curator and artist Joan Saw Rou Yan said the exhibition was inspired by the dreams she had as a child and how they differed from the dreams she had as an adult.

“I set up two sections. Children’s artworks are on one side, and in the other are my own pieces as an adult to show contrast.

“The adult point of view portrays what we do not expect to face when we reach adulthood while the children’s side depicts our innocence when we think only of good things.

“This gives two different perspectives,” she explained.

The children’s pieces were selected from a watercolour competition held last month.

Some of the pieces from the adult point of view.Some of the pieces from the adult point of view.

Saw revealed that she developed a passion for art during her college years and that she was inspired by Pablo Picasso.

“I love to paint using the colour blue and Picasso often uses that colour in his art,” said the primary school English teacher.

The artworks are available for sale, with prices ranging from RM800 to RM1,000, and those interested can find out more about her work via Facebook.

Saw plans to have another art exhibition, themed “clouds” or “blue”, in May at the same location, GMBB Mall.

Visitor Amalia Sumardi said the show gave her an opportunity to paint.

“I do not have much time to paint since I work as an administrator, so this exhibition has given me a new experience.

“Painting feels very freeing and here, I can draw anything on the clothes without worrying about what people think,” she said.

Another visitor, Muhammad Akmal Shafiq, said this exhibition allowed people to explore their creativity.

“While drawing on the clothing, I feel relaxed and I can just enjoy the moment,” said the telecommunication engineer.

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