Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce Malaysian artist Hasanul Isyraf Idris (b.1978) first solo exhibition in Singapore. Titled, Spiritual Zoo, it is slated to run from 1 - 23 October 2021 at Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore, Blk 47 Malan Road Singapore 109444. Spiritual Zoo is a recent project by Hasanul Isyraf Idris (b. 1978) for his latest solo exhibition at Richard Koh Fine Art.
This body of work comprises of a series of intricate, vibrant, and 'unearthly' drawings laden with narrative potentials that have come to be the visual signature of the artist. These evocative imaginings and imaging draw their momentum from multiplicity of sources as Hasanul reflects upon the death of some of his family members. While pondering on the journey of their passing souls, he encountered in a bookstore a collection of Buddhist death poems and the much-studied Mantiq Al-Tayr. Spiritual Zoo is a sustained plea for understanding, healing, and redemption. It is a plea that began long ago in Hasanul's art, memory and history which continues to find its articulation through lines, colors, and creatures, again and again.