Reimagine Malayness through the artworks of Fyerool Darma

Lim, Albert (2018) Reimagine Malayness through the artworks of Fyerool Darma. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Reimagine Malayness through the artworks of Fyerool Darma

Having graduated in 2012 from Lasalle College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Fyerool Darma began experimenting with a “self-absorbed” body of work entitled, “The Muted”. It was a series of paintings of oppressed peoples. However, dissatisfied with the paintings because of the absence of social narratives, he decided to burn almost all of his paintings and start afresh. It was to him an act of erasing and altering his own history, a process of “unravelling the mess and curiosities that float in his mind.”1
His father and grandfather are both of Javanese heritage. The oral tradition of story-telling is embedded in his family, thus igniting a keen interest in Darma to conduct scholarly and investigative research into his family tradition, as well as his own identity. The Millennial Malays (those born between 1982 and 2004) demonstrate a rising dissatisfaction with the established order. Out of strong curiosity, Darma embarked on a journey to revisit a new narrative and to reimagine his past culture. Casual conversations with family members and friends further fuelled his interest in locating his culture and to discover the possibilities and probabilities of oral histories.

Subjects: Art History
Divisions: Faculty of Fine Arts > Master - Asian Art Histories
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 06:44
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 07:03
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