Monday, 1 September 2008

Yellow Submarine

Remember the friend who came to visit me during the short holidays? Yes, the one who was my housemate in Kelantan about 30 years or so ago.

This friend of mine is a gifted artist. He came here to attend a print-making seminar in USM. If you were to look at a picture under the caption RAHMAN, that picture is his first work. I waited but no one asked anything about that piece which is actually something very political.

Never mind, he just sent me another piece of his work entitled Yellow Submarine which I am including here and would like you to have a real good look it and maybe give your interpretation of what this print is all about.


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i swear (and i mean it) the RAHMAN art piece did bother me to bits as i couldnt make out of where exactly is the hidden message behind it. I thought everybody knew so not wanting to look stupid, I refrained myself from asking a possible silly question…hehehe… anyway since i'm not good at interpreting most complicated art works, naturally the second from mr chung is even mind-boggling.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Well lets just say the RAHMAN is a jibe at the Rahman theory being a little brittle now. Above it are jawi alphabets which could mean Anwar or Najib?

As for the Yellow submarine the character with his mask and the kiddy submarine should tell a story.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu, kerpie, I too did noticed the first art piece but somehow it just did not register anything.

As for the Yellow Submarine: I see the rising figure to be a monster who is just about to pull the submarine into the deep blue; the yellow submarine here could mean either Malaysia as a whole, or just the sarkas, which I pray it is.

monsterball said...

I vaguely recall there is a song call.."yellow submarine" and a comedy movie the early 60's.
It is about a faulty..Russian submarine accidentally landed on an English shore...and all hell went loose.

monsterball said...

The painting reflexes...a sea monster..feeling happy to find something so large to eat.
First he has to create a make sure all the eatable stuffs are thrown out...and the ship'Titanic'...will sink to the bottom of the sea.

monsterball said...

The sea monster look like Samy Vellu!!
He is a traitor to his captian......hahahahaha

alhusseyn said...

Cikgu, you did not respon to my inquiry - its alright - dia sendiri (Chung)dah kontek saya

aN_archi said...

They say that the first time the artist paints an artwork, only he understands it; after it is put in an exhibition, only the critics understand it and after that only God understands it. My work is a takeoff from the animated feature film based on the music of the Beatles. Anyone who grew up in the sixties will remember such beautiful songs as 'When I am Sixty four, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" sung by the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the film. My old friend Alhusseyn who is a guitar maestro himself will sure appreciate the music. Me ? I am just a draw-er.

Kata Tak Nak said...

I think its best that Mr. Chung himself answers. As for me, the man with the mask is a crook and the submarine, being a kiddy submarine, is useless and the man smiles because he made a bundle.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

mr chung,

yes sir, how can we not remember Yellow submarine by the beatles. i may not be from that generation but my dad himself was a guitarist, and of cos, great beatle fan till now (?).

if you're a football fan however, a different Yellow Submarine sure to come to mind. its Villareal FC's unofficial nick name.

Eskapisminda said...

i think an art is free for everyone to think of it as whatever they think fit. (in another words...I dunno what it mean la...other than a monster trying to eat submarine..hehe). But salute to the creator, printmaking art is tedious hence a good one like that takes a lot of effort.


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