Artist: Husin Bin Othman
Title: 3 Kawan (3 Friends)
Medium: Mixed media on canvas (Acrylic, bitumen and charcoal)
Size (cm): 153 x 153
The scene in 3 Kawan (3 Friends) plays out at a local neighbourhood eatery, commonly referred to as a ‘warung’ in Malaysia.
Here, the artist seeks to showcase an intricate interplay of perspectives within a single canvas in his composition and use of colours. Three individuals occupy the ‘warung’ to depict Malaysia’s diverse community, values and perspectives, but all are living harmoniously and comfortably within the same environment. The comfort and familiarity of a local eatery captured charmingly in this scene add on to the message of harmony in diversity in this work.