Sunday March 25, 2007
ON March 16, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad auctioned off a work by leading local artist Jalaini Abu Hassan for charity.
This is the intriguing painting (pic) he created when Kuala Lumpur’s Galleriiizu engaged him to create a piece based on the theme, “Malaysia: 50 Years of Growth” for the bank.
The painting was sold for RM33,000 (and not RM33,333 as printed last week); the proceeds were contributed to local volunteer relief organisation, Mercy Malaysia.
Sunday March 18,2007
By OOI KOK CHUEN
This second, and final, part of our examination of one of Malaysia’s leading artists, Jalaini Abu Hassan, offers a critical look at his works through the years.
NEW benchmarks in Malaysian art were set in the 1990s when Jalaini Abu Hassan produced drawings in large formats, up to 70cm by 60cm, on mundane botanical subjects. It took a while for the dramatic works in compressed charcoal monochrome on paper to gain acceptance.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
He’s one of Malaysia’s top artists, yet there’s a strange dearth of basic information about Jailani Abu Hassan, the man, not the artist. So let us introduce you to Jai, teacher, articulate philosopher and father.
NEATLY dressed in a red shirt, jeans and a belt with a large Harley Davidson buckle, Jailani Abu Hassan steps up to the locked Galleriiizu doors in Kuala Lumpur and says, “Hi, I’m Jai. Sorry, did I keep you waiting?”