cordially invites you to
Officiated by: Sabera Shaik
Followed by a Wayang Kulit performance
by Kumpulan Wayang Kulit Kelantan Tok Dalang Hussin Yusoff dan Geng Wak Long.
Muhamad Suhaili is no stranger to Sutra. He has contributed significantly to the making and designing of many of Sutra’s sets and props since the early 90’s. Sutra House’s magnificent door frame, mirrors, lamp-hangings and candle stands which give its inimitable stamp, were designed and carved by Ali. His tr
aditional background, mainly as wood carver, has informed the direction, style and subject matter of his first solo exhibition – Antara Bayang dan Wayang (Between the Play of Shadows). Under the mentorship of Sivarajah Natarajan, Muhamad Suhaili offers his first painting foray in the medium of acrylic on canvas. Nostalgic memories of childhood of Wayang Kulit performances in Lombok, Indonesia inspired this body of works. Ali’s two dimensional treatment of Wayang Kulit characters come to life in bright fauve colours and intricate design lending the paintings a certain naivety, elegance, and monumentality.