Art and Culture

MASIH SEGAN: NADHIR NOR BY ELNA ISMAIL

Reading Time: 4 minutes The creatures with leaves, tendrils and petals all in their own world. This multidisciplinary artist has always been fascinated with mythology and ancient cultures. He often uses this theme of the subject as an exploration of his illustrations. When in conversation with Nadhir Nor by Elna Ismail, he believes that there is always a story worth to be told and how it is relatable to modern society.

AN EXPLORATION OF DIASPORIC IDENTITY by KARISHMA PRANJIVAN

Reading Time: 7 minutes When asked the question “where are you from?”, I had always wished there was a simple answer I could respond with. Especially because it’s usually followed up with “But where are you really from?”. This question is all too familiar for most people of color, and there’s rarely an easy answer.

SOFIA HARON

Reading Time: 5 minutes Sofia Haron is a Penang born Malaysian visual artist. Her work revolves around the femininity of a woman’s body. Her interest in figurative drawings in her earlier works made her realize the beauty of a women’s body. An interview by Dhan Illiani, Photographed by Amani Azlin

Trusting your thought process by Nor Aisyah

Reading Time: 2 minutes Form a few strokes of line, to constant erasing and chasing the perfect drawing, Nor Aisyah believes that the process it what shows the true image. “Though it’s not evident and clear what my sketches are trying to portray, I feel like that is what makes my sketches very special to me and a mystery to many”