MOHD RADUAN MAN
B. Pahang, 1978
Signed and dated “Raduan Man 2013” on lower left
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse
Mixed media on aluminium laid on board
46 x 46 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Raduan toys with the concept of man-made transportation here, a Mini Cooper taking centre stage, set against aluminium background. This piece comes across as strong and purposeful, the statement as loud as the pulsating and determined colours that linger around the canvas. This is an ode to perhaps one of the artist’s many hobbies, depicting vehicles that he finds captivating and stunning.
Raduan Man graduated with a BFA at UiTM in 2000 and followed it up with a double Masters, first in Painting at the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2003, and then in Printmaking at the Camberwell School of Art, UK in 2006. He won the Juror’s Award in the Tanjong Heritage Art Competition in 2002. Since his first solo called Fresh Markings at NN Gallery in 2003 where he showed works of oil, acrylic and woodprints, he has had seven solo shows, the last being Living Metal in 2012.