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ZUBIN

ZAINAL

 

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Hello, I'm Zubin


 

When I hear sounds or music I feel the urge to capture and paint the colours I see. As an acoustical being I am keen to incorporate the colours and movements of nature that surrounds me in the Black Forest into my artworks.

 

Drawing on a piece of folded paper often is a challenge in redefining perspectives. Altercating with my 'Paper Relief Drawings or Objects' led me to finding the inversion of the crumpled effect, which can be found in my abstract unfounded 'Paper Relief Paintings'. Through layering I achieve transparency and depth on the surface as well as the crumpled effect of the embeded paper. It leaves an impression of 2D and 3D for the observer.

 

Growing up in two different cultures gives the feeling as though my life was constantly moving between black and white. It often responds to light and dark, painting and sculpturing, tradition and modern, monochrome and polychrome, silence and sound.

 

I see myself as a painter who thinks like a sculptor.

 

Lives and works in Zavelstein

Born 1973 in Kuala Lumpur

 

EDUCATION

2011

Drawing at International Summer Academy, Class of Laura Bruce, Dresden

Painting at International Summer Academy, Class of Miriam Vlaming, Dresden

2010

Paper Making, Gangolf Ulbricht, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

Calligraphy, Chung Wei Jie, Konfuzius-Institute, Freie University Berlin

2009

International Summer Academy Salzburg, Zhou Brothers (Chicago), Austria

Kunstmanagement im Kunstmarkt, Dr. Friederike Hauffe, Free University Berlin

Drawing, Mathäus Thoma, Volkshochschule Berlin Mitte

2003

Painting and Drawing, Shia Yih Ying of Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur

1995

Dipl. Sound Engineering, School of Audio Engineering, Kuala LumpurHONOURS AND

 

AWARDS

2016

Artist in Residence, Shalini Ganendra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

2011

Member of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (I APMA)

be Berlinternational Abassador

2009

Stipend recipient, National Art Gallery, Malaysia

2005

Working Grant recipient, Ministry of Art, Culture and Heritage, Malaysia

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Numerous private collections both domestic and international

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

MuniqueART @ ARTMUC, München (G)

2017

Literaturfestival 'Der große Tag der jungen Münchener', Einstein Kultur, Munich

2016

Affordable Art Fair, MuniqueART, Hamburg

BLOOOM, MuniqueART, Köln

Nadi - Abstrakte Resonanz, Under The Mango Tree, Berlin (E)

MuniqueART goes ARTMUC, München (G)

There is a place called Elsewhere; Within us, Galerie Under The Mango Tree, Berlin (G)

ART INNSBRUCK, Austria

 2015

Internationale Kunstauktion - Charity Auction for an Orphanage in Bosnia, München (G)

BLOOOM, MuniqueART, Köln

Anonyme Zeichner, Berlin / Rom / Braunschweig / Rüsselsheim (G)

ARTMUC, MuniqueART, München

S I E ± L I C H T, MuniqueART, München (E)

WITH LOVE, Future Voice, Galerie Westphal, Berlin (G)

2014

WITH LOVE, Future Voice, Museum for Communication, Berlin (G)

THE PEAK Charity Auction, Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (G)

Open Show Malaysia (G), Balai Seni Visual Negara (National Art Gallery), Kuala Lumpur

Asian Art Week, The Ballery, Berlin (G)

art'pu:l, Pulheim

 2013

Berlin Meets Wiesbaden (G) / 24 Enthüllungen, Galerie Projekt48, Wiesbaden

STROKE ART FAIR, Berlin

BERLINER LISTE 2013

Pop Up Art Gallery - a temporary Art Space - "Jenseits von lässig", Berlin (E)

art'pu:l, Pulheim

All Nations Festival "Völker der Klänge", Embassy of Malaysia, Berlin

2012

Neonchocolate Gallery, Compressed, HBC Berlin (G)

AAI, Malaysianisme, Universität Hamburg

2011

Museum of Contemporary Art & Gallery Bulthaup, St. Petersburg (G)

Biennale Austria „Kulturschock“, Art Garage, Krüger & Dossier, Salzburg (G)

Deutsch-Malaysische Gesellschaft „Symbiose“, Botschaft von Malaysia, Berlin (E)

Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena (G)

International Paper Centre, Wonju, Südkorea (G)

10 Jahre KG Freiräume, Salzburg (G)

Leistungsschau, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, KH Weißensee, Berlin (G)

Class of Laura Bruce & Miriam Vlaming, Motorenhalle / riesa efau, Dresden (G)

2010

„Mehr Kopien als Originale“ Neonchocolate Gallery, Berlin (E)

„...zu ehren“ KG Freiräume, Salzburg (E)

„Afghanistan“ Bazonnale 02, Prof. Bazon Brock, Weimar (G)

„lustgenuss“ KG Freiräume, Salzburg (G)

„Passwort Vergessen“ Kunsttempel, Kassel (G)

„Denyut Nadi“ Pelita Hati & MAP Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur (G)

„Art For Aids“ Ministry of Health, Kelab Prostar , Angkatan Pelukis Darulrizuan, Shah Alam (G)

2009

„Feeling is Liberty“ Class of Zhou Brothers at Alte Saline, Salzburg (G)

„Art For Aids“ Ministry of Health, Kelab Prostar , Angkatan Pelukis Darulrizuan, Ipoh (G)

„Subur = Fruchtbarkeit“ All Nations Festivals, Embassy of Malaysia, Berlin (G)

2008

Art & Champagne Galerie, Berlin (G)

Tag des offenen Ateliers der Galerie Altstadthof, Berlin Teltow (G)

2007

„Konglomerat in Kiel“ at Nugax, Kiel (G)

„Vernetzt-Versetzt-Verletzt“ at Artport, Berlin (E)

2006

Lovely Shanghai Music at Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (G)

2005

Lovely Shanghai Music / Team404 at Kunstverein Hannover, Prof. John Armleder (G)

Performance at the Museumsinsel during the Asian Pacific Weeks, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (G)

„Malaysianisme“ Malaysian Embassy, Berlin (E)

Get in Touch

 

eMail: studio@zubinzainal.com

phone: +49 (0) 7053 180 99 71

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ZUBIN ZAINAL

 

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Lives and works in Zavelstein,

Baden-Württemberg.

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