Artist: Phuan Thai Meng
Title: Imagined Home(land) IV
Medium: Mixed media on linen (Oil and thread)
Size (cm): 130 x 91
In Imagined Home(land) IV, the artist expresses his mixed and complex emotions towards ideas of family and the society.
Here, the central image is a torn portrait of a family of three held together by tape, suggesting the fragility of familial and societal ties. The three seemingly different looking people represent the diversity that is prevalent across Malaysia while the background is intentionally left empty to allow viewers to form their own interpretation and reading of the artwork.