For – because – there was Latiff Mohidin’s Two Standing Figures, that there is a space to pay tribute, to revel in, to learn from, to think, to mimic, to steal, to be with.
For – because – of such an esteemed master, that one can rebel against a wall full of jarring colours and feverish brushwork of two static totems, with black and white layers of two moving figures getting into a standing position.
“Two Standing Figures – for L. M.” is an attempt to take apart and recreate Mohidin’s image. It is an attempt that is exposed, raw, undressed. It is caught in a blur haze of note taking through hands, eyes, and a mind that is not Mohidin’s.
And since it is from him – because of him – that this work can be made, this work can only be for him.
Chan Hampe Galleries “Fresh Takes” Group Exhibition from 11th March to 29th March 2015.