Sublime Weave, Royal Tone #1
, Acrylic on canvas, over wood 123cm, 2010

Sublime Weave, Royal Tone #2
, Acrylic on canvas, over wood 123cm, 2010

Sublime #12,
Acrylic on wood 123cm, 2009


Study No.35

Red Screw
FAIZAL SIDIK      (b. 1978   Malaysia)

Faizal Sidik focuses on collective conscience, an idea he investigates using a variety of mediums.

His earliest works, the War Series, use traditional techniques of drawing to comment on war and dissent, victimisation and silence. The pathos of the images is intense, with figures skillfully enhanced by dark colour combinations.

The installation sculptures combine traditional and modern figures with mechanisms. These works present visual and audible conversations on human rights, disrespected freedoms and biased agendas.

The Sublime & Beautiful series, inspired by 18th century Irish philosopher Edmund Burke, incorporates Eastern aesthetics, colour and traditional iconography (including textile designs). Sidik uses mathematical forumulae and utensils to explore and achieve the precision in design.



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2000   BFA, Universiti Teknologi Mara


Special Mention Award, Young Contemporary 2000, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Hadiah Penghargaan, Seni Visual Terbuka Johor 2003, Galeri Seni Johor, Yayasan Warisan Johor
Assistant Researcher Grant, Faculty of Architecture & Design , Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2004

Solo Exhibitions

2010   Sublime Weaves at G Hotel, Penang (ART FOR YOU)
2006   Faizal Sidik: Drawing 1996-2006

Group Exhibitions

2007   Manusia, Seni Bina & Lanskap
2005   Art Through Charity, Gajah Gajah Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Alam Semulajadi, Manusia dan Keamanan' Dewan Tunku Canselor Universiti Malaya
WWW' ArTalk Gallery, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Estetika Perak, Gallery Muzeum Perak, Ipoh
Identity-Here Are We, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
Young Contemporary, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2001   Dinamika Tampak, Perak Art Foundation ,Ipoh
Open Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2000   Islamic Art Contemporary, National Museum, Kuala Lumpur
Young Contemporary, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1999   Open Show, Shah Alam Gallery, Selangor
Cetusan Rasa II, Perak National Museum

Residency and Tours

Art Tour, Berlin, Germany, 2004
Art Tour, Bali, Indonesia, 2005

Important Collections

Universiti Teknologi Mara,   Yayasan Kesenian Perak

Special Projects

2011   Peace Project : Collaborative Exploration and continuing project with NY Artist Brookie Maxwell, organized through US Embassy, Malaysia and SGFA.

Tel +603 7960 4740