GALERI PETRONAS will launch its latest exhibition, “Al-Kesah: Homage to Ismail Zain”, as a tribute to the late Ismail Zain for his contribution and active role as an artist, thinker and a notable trendsetter in Malaysia’s contemporary art movement.
Ismail Zain has been described as a visionary of Malaysian digital art. His critical and aesthetic approach was ahead of his contemporaries, as evidenced in his series of digital collages, images and text. Some of Ismail Zain’s notable artworks include his reinterpretation of Rembrandt’s “A Woman Bathing in a Stream”, Al-Kesah, The Pavilion and Vincent.
The exhibition will feature the work of 22 established, mid-career and upcoming artists who have been invited to reinterpret the work of Ismail Zain. It will be officiated by PETRONAS Chairman Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan.