Thursday, 12 June 2014

MINDMIX - Solo Exhibition by Haslin Ismail

G13 Gallery is proud to present the local emerging talent Haslin Ismail with the latest edition of art exhibition entitled MINDMIX. Haslin Ismail, a Fine Art Bachelor’s degree graduate from Universiti Teknologi MARA, and widely considered to be one of the most interesting among the new generation artists, will be presenting a new series of his latest works in MINDMIX, displaying sixteen pieces of drawings and collages on both canvas and paper, this exhibition again highlights the intensity of Haslin’s visual perception and the dynamics of his highly complicated image making.
This body of work applies meticulous rendering and dense arrangement of a plethora of personal images, symbolisms and references as well as other meaning-loaded elements, which has become the signature style of Haslin’s artistic practice. These drawings and collages are largely laden with private signifiers and hectic images, and done in a multi-layer and multi-perspective approach, rendering his art chaotic with regard to its composition and presentation, yet at the same time, highly suggestive as to its intended meanings and messages.

“This new series of drawings reflects my personal feelings about critical issues pertaining to our current life. They include disturbing situations, such as the everlasting wars, the bombardment of technologies without boundaries, and the presence of greedy and power-hungry leaders who are exemplary of mankind’s utmost dark sides,” quipped Haslin.

Even though this series of new works vividly embodies the frenzied and surrealistic mix of the artist’s creative mind, it also reveals his critical introspective thoughts concerning the increasingly haphazard situations that are eroding our humanity and, eventually, capable of destroying our world. They are evocative of Haslin’s true feelings and psyche in confronting the life’s mystery and beauty, as well as its unpredictability and vulnerability. And the miniscule characters that the artist sophisticatedly inserts amidst the labyrinthine compositions probably serve as symbols of our hope and prayer.

MINDMIX will be run from 20th June to 5th July at G13 Gallery, gallery opens daily from 11am to 5pm, closed on Sunday and Public Holiday. An official opening reception will be hold on 20th June at 8pm onwards, the public are welcome to join. For more information, please call 03- 7880 0991 or log on to for latest updates.

Exhibition period           : 20th June - 5th July 2014
Private Preview             : 14th June - 20th June 2014

Venue                          : G13 Gallery, GL13,Ground Floor, Block B, Kelana Square, Jalan SS7/26,
  47301 Kelana Jaya, Selangor. (behind Paradigm Mall)

Exhibition hour              : Open daily : 11am – 5pm (Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday)
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G13 Gallery: 03-7880 0991   /   019-2114 697 (Kenny)    /   013 - 234 2126  ( Wendy ) 

Artworks by Haslin Ismail

The Killing Machine   Pencil on Paper 84x60cm 2014

Mindmix  Pencil on Paper 57x77cm 2014

Cities in Flight Pencil on Paper 61x21cm 2014 

Vomit  Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas 2014  160x400cm 

 Patterns of Chaos
  Mixed Media On Canvas 2014  183x305cm 


Away & Beyond  Acrylic & Oil Pastel on Canvas 2014   214x183cm 

The Divine Invasion  Mixed Media On Canvas 2014  183x153cm

The Bicentennial Man  Acrylic & Oil on Canvas 2014  213x153cm 

Lost World  Mixed Media on Canvas 2014  183x153cm 

Crouching Down Inside A Deep Ravine  Mixed Media On Canvas 2014  153x197cm 

Robot and Empire  Acrylic & Oil on Canvas 2014  153x213cm