There is no stopping Matt Dollah when executing his work. A piece of cloth has to go through a rigirous process that uniquely his. From dotted,lined and cracked with wax to various color application techniques,the images he created seem to emerge from inside the art piece. Don't be suprised if he repeats the whole process again and again-that's what separates Matt Dollah's batik from the traditionals. But of course,those are only technical. As an art piece,Matt Dollah's works are bold. His choice of'fire' colors-mad reds and naked yellows-represents discrete individuality. Yet within the same frames are also surreal images of local tradition,myth and modernity. In contras to his colors,Matt Dollah's subjects are deeply communal and not at all solitary. In his work,Malay legends and the reality of present political culture exist side by side. What can we say to such unique and refreshing combinations?. Be still and enjoy.
Biography: Name :Matt Dollah Born :Singapore,1959. Education:Bachelor of Fine Art,ISI, Indonesia.Telok Kurau East School,Singapore.
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