MOHD RADUAN MAN
(B. Pahang, 1978)
Anak Anak Wayang I-VII, 2005
Signed, titled and dated on verso
Mixed media on canvas
31 x 31 cm x 7 pieces
Private Collection, Selangor
Acquired by collector from Galeri Tangsi, Kuala Lumpur in 2007
SOLD – RM 4,480
Mohd Raduan Man is a Malaysian visual artist who was born in 1978. To this young artist the production of his artworks are dynamic movements that possess strong statements that must be conveyed to his audience. He hopes that his artworks are substantiated enough to be included in future dialogues on visual art. Raduan’s paintings stand out for their movement. Inspired by the animals in Chinese horoscope, his technique itself is fascinating. Printing onto large canvases using wood as his blocks, the end result is truly unique.
Woodcarving is the technique of engraving lines that are defined, and this enables Raduan to assess an object in its elemental and basic form, and it thus depicts elemental strength. His latest artworks showcase his perception of the different degree of strength, which exists in the animals that symbolise self and emotional strength, through his chosen medium.