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Publication Date : 09-07-2012
A unique art exhibition themed 'Coffee is not just black' is now on at Artemis Art in Solaris Utama, Kuala Lumpur
A unique art exhibition themed “Coffee is not just black” is now on at Artemis Art in Solaris Utama, Kuala Lumpur.
Aptly called "Mea Cuppa" which means "My Cuppa", the exhibition featuring the works of 15 artists was opened by National Visual Arts Gallery director-general Datuk Mohd Yusof Ahmad recently.
The exhibition, which is on until July 12, is being held in conjunction with the launch of “Genio”, the latest addition to Nestle Products’ beverage line-up to offer coffee lovers more means to prepare coffee.
In line with the release, Nestle Products invited the 15 young artists to participate in an art jam session. Based on the theme given, the artists worked and created 15 unique artworks.
Nestle senior brand manager Christophe Wyss said the event was a good platform for young artists to step up and showcase their talents.
“It was truly astonishing to see all the artworks produced in three hours and all based on the coffee theme. I would love to see more upcoming young artist to join us for our future art jam sessions,” Wyss said.
Mohd Yusof said the collaboration between Artemis Art and Matahari Art was successful in achieving their goals to raise funds, hence developing a platform for young artists to showcase their talents.
“This is a good opportunity for young talented artists out there. Not many young people are into art nowadays. I hope exhibitions like this will encourage aspiring young artists out there to be more involved in the art scene,” he said.
Mohd Yusof also said the theme was inspirational.
“All the paintings were crafted based on the theme and the artworks produced were clearly fantastic,” he said.
Artist T.W. Chang, also known as “Skinner”, said his painting was inspired by coffee and its aroma.
“The aroma of coffee is strong and, of course, it is the first thing that hits you even before you take a sip. I wanted my painting to reflect that element. My painting also shows the vapour rising from the coffee,” said Chang.
He added that he had always been passionate about painting and his artworks had been showcased in Sweden. “I would consider myself an underground artist. The art jam session was interesting as I got to meet other artists who share similar ideas,” he said.
All art pieces on display are priced at 2,000 ringgit (US$620) per piece and part of the proceeds from the sale will be channelled to the Matahari Art Fund for the promotion and enhancement of visual arts in Malaysia.