|(L to R) : Brunsfield General Manager, Felix Ng, CEO of Brunsfield, Amir Salleh, Emy of Medium Touch and Christine Ngh of Bumblebee Consultancy|
Well, technically my first was in Penang where heritage buildings are covered with artworks done by the famous Ernest Zacharevic. Although, I also personally think that the wall arts in Penang and the one in Oasis Gallery is different, or rather I'd prefer to think that it is different because the biggest indoor wall art in Klang Valley was actually done by a team of homegrown pioneer graffiti artists called Medium Touch. And I MIGHTY proud of our local artists that's for sure! We need more creative talents in this day of age!
While Emy a.k.a Medea Projekt, one of the artists of Medium Touch officiates with a sign off on the wall painting (representing his team by the way), my eyes scanned through the painting that covered not just one, but TWO walls. I was awed by it! The painting has a story, consist of different elements and images, of what seemed like a time travel concept.
I was also told that Medium Touch has their own unique art style; as you can see, it does look like a painting, compared to the graffiti style that we are mostly familiar with. Mind you, it is done with graffiti technique, but it looks like it was painted with acrylic or water colour. The art is sophisticated!
|For photo taking, you can play pretend with the rope.|
Meeting with Amir Salleh, CEO of Brunsfield Sime Darby was an honor; I get to share about The Artsy Craftsy Blog and how it can benefit individuals in Malaysia, and he was explaining to me as well, why Sime Darby engaged with local graffiti professionals to paint the walls of Oasis Gallery.
According to Mr. Amir Salleh, he said that Sime Darby aimed to attract the younger generation to invest in their first home, which is the reason why they have invited Medium Touch crew to beautify the walls, to appeal to the younger people. "Times have changed. Today, we have young people investing in properties," We need to roll with the changes, that's for sure, and I have to thank Sime Darby for incorporating creativity as part of their selling point; I am glad to see our nation supporting the creative community.
During the unveiling, there were several other activities going on too such as, Sugar Painting (very interesting, it was my first time seeing someone painting with melted sugar), Oriental Hand Fan competition for kids, Lion Dance (in conjunction of Chinese New Year) and more.
The event went on for 2 days, attracting the public to drop by and check out the latest property launch of the year at the Oasis Gallery.
If you are curious about Klang Valley's biggest indoor wall art, then head on over to Oasis Gallery, Ara Damansara (along the high way to Citta Mall). Take photos and share it with your friends!