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Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang by Grasshopper

Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang by Grasshopper

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This artwork intertwines the ethereal beauty of Van Gogh's The Starry Night with the rich tapestry of Malaysian culture and heritage. The canvas is alive with a symphony of colours, each hue carefully selected to evoke the serene night skies of Malaysia. Brilliant shades of indigo, cobalt, and deep violet create a backdrop that mirrors the cosmic expanse. Wisps of clouds—reminiscent of traditional Malay Awan Larat motifs—swirl and twirl with an otherworldly energy, seamlessly merging the celestial and the earthly.

The stars, like scattered gems strewn across the heavens, mirror the motifs of traditional songket fabric. Each star is meticulously painted with intricate patterns, weaving a connection between the celestial realm and the rich textile heritage of Malaysia. These stars evoke a sense of unity and harmony, as if the entire universe is harmoniously woven into the fabric of existence. In the foreground, an old kampung, a rustic Malaysian village, stands nestled beneath the celestial canopy.

As Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang unfolds on the canvas, it pays homage to Van Gogh's masterpiece while embracing the soul of Malaysia. This artwork is a celebration of the harmonious coexistence between human creativity and the natural world; a reminder that culture, heritage, and the cosmos are all threads in the same intricate tapestry of existence. Just as the stars above are woven together to create the night sky, this artwork weaves together the threads of tradition and innovation to create a luminous homage to the spirit of Malaysia's enchanting nights.

Artwork inspired by:

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1889)

Art Print Details:

Giclée Fine Art Print (SGD 300)

Limited edition of 100, hand-numbered, unframed
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
310gsm Textured Fine Art Paper (100% Cotton, Acid-Free, Archival)
42 x 59.4cm (A2)

Digital Art Print (SGD 80)

Open edition, unframed
29.7 x 42 cm (A3)

Artist Bio:

Abdul Shakir, also known by his artistic moniker 'Grasshopper', is an interdisciplinary multimedia digital artist. As one of the co-founders of Filamen, a new media art collective, Shakir focuses on creating awe-inspiring projection mapping, light installation, and interactive installation projects.

Drawing on his vast experience in both post-production and production agencies, Shakir has worked on a wide range of design and art projects, including graphic design, motion graphics, projection mapping, and interactive installation. His artistic ingenuity has transcended borders, with his works being showcased at prominent international venues in China, Hong Kong, Spain, and the USA.

Shakir has exhibited his work in several renowned platforms such as the Urbanscapes Art Festival, Rainforest in the City, George Town Festival and Singapore Night Festival. His distinct style and avant-garde approach to art have cemented his place in the pantheon of groundbreaking multimedia digital artists.


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