Muhammad Zulfadly Bin Abdul Manap
Zulfa's (b. 1991, Singapore) artistic practice investigates and questions the complexities of the inextricably intertwining relationship of religion, culture, and politics and their influences in social structures. As an individual who stands at the crossroads of multiple minority groups, he aims to use his art to amplify their voices and create discourse. His art primarily oscillates around the uses of non-traditional Fine art methodologies and media. Such as collages and vernacular photography. He has participated in exhibitions in Singapore, Germany, UK and China. Recent exhibitions include Seni Kita (Kamal Arts Gallery, 2021) and Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale 2021.
the Soul Reaches the Pantheon of the Gods of the Highest Order Series,
Magazines, Glue stick, Paper Collage on Mixed Media Paper,
29cm x 21cm (unframed) x 6,
Inspired by the Hinduism concept of Moksha, The Soul Reaches the Pantheon of the Gods of the Highest Order series is the abstraction of the artist's fascination with mountain peaks as a conduit between the liberation of our earthly attachments/desires and the infinity.
("I will protect democracy with my life") ("He asked them to show restraint and the use of violence is not permitted")
Magazines, Glue stick, Paper collage on paper (Canson, Rose petal)
29cm x 21cm
("There was terrible fraud in the voter list during the democratic general election,") ("I don't think there is ethnic cleansing going on")
Magazines, Glue stick, Paper collage on Hard paper
29cm x 21cm
Part of Demo(n)cracy! Democrazy! series, these 2 collages is an ongoing visual critique of political fallacies in contemporary Southeast Asia. It explores the artist’s continued interest in political nature and association of images, symbols and text. By adopting an experimental approach through the combination of pastel colour schemes and food, the artist nonchalantly tried to injects humour into his art and downplays the sensitive nature of an otherwise controversial topic.