Art exhibition Pertarungan features selected works from Amron Omar


NATIONAL Visual Arts Gallery (NVAG) proudly presents Amron Omar’s exhibition — Pertarungan — which was officiated by Tun Daim Zainuddin recently.

Pertarungan (defined as a match) is his first individual exhibition. It is a reflection of a personal battle to find questions and answers in a long process.

This exhibition displays over 150 works selected from the series Pertarungan, comprising works of oil on canvas, works on paper and board as well as 608 pieces of tissue sketches.

The artworks of Amron stems mostly from the Malay tradition — especially from the world of martial arts — which shows the spirit and character of the Malay/Muslim community in the local context.

NVAG director-general Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad said, “The presence of works by Amron also managed to add local inspiration, although his work is still within the framework of formation of the West. A harmonious union between the East and West has been created in his mature and impressive body of work.”

The opening ceremony was followed by gendang silat performances in front of the gallery to show the uniqueness of Malay martial arts as well as translate the battles of Amron in his works.

The exhibition is open from now until Aug 27, from 10am to 6pm at NVAG’s Gallery 3A & 3B.

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