ZHAN Art | Space is thrilled to present ETHEREAL, an art exhibition by Fitriah Roslan featuring oil artworks that resemble the texture of cake icings.
ETHEREAL is a collection of artworks loosely inspired by the concept of RPG (role-playing games), allowing the viewers to ‘pick’ and explore different characters, realms and adventures.
At first glance, the 28 pieces of textured artworks resemble images of wild animals, but when viewed up close, the artworks depict an imaginative journey waiting to be discovered, an ethereal world to be embraced.
The concept of ETHEREAL was first manifested from a hardship experienced by the artist where she felt loneliness, simply “me against the world”.
By adopting the role-playing game concept, the artist was able to process key issues and emotions, which ultimately provided her the inspiration for her first solo exhibition.
Each artwork was hence created to reflect a different realm and adventure, allowing viewers the opportunity to assume the role of fictional characters within the artwork to interact with the imaginary world.
“ETHEREAL was my way of coping with the harsh reality I faced. The preparation of the exhibition allowed me to focus on my art and escape into various realms. Instead of dwelling on the pain, I made a conscious decision to turn the experience into an opportunity to learn, into something positive. I have worked extremely hard to present an exhibition that not only reflects my inner feelings and emotions, but also, as a gateway for others to feel free and to escape, allowing themselves for explorations,” shares Fitriah Roslan.
“We are extremely proud of Fitriah for bringing together an exhibition that highlights her strength and resilience as an artist. We particularly admire her impasto technique which makes her artworks not only delicious to look at, but also fun, heartfelt and extremely detailed. This exhibition is truly not to be missed.” said Desmond Tong, founder and curator of ZHAN Art | Space.
ETHEREAL is scheduled from now till 3 September 2023, and viewers can look forward to seeing artworks with prices ranging from RM600 to RM4,500.
All images were supplied by Zhan Art Space.