UTTERLY ART presents

Lines Beyond the Metaphysics by MAZNAH AHMAD


Opening reception
Thursday 19th May 2005 7pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The gallery will be closed on Monday 23rd May 2005.
The exhibition runs till Sunday 29th May 2005.

When Maznah Ahmad engages in creating her abstract works, she actually enters each piece of her large paper or canvas paintings. As with Tibetan mandalas, Indian kolam or rangoli, and aboriginal sand drawings, Maznah creates her paintings in a horizontal fashion and becomes one with the work while she drips, strikes, gestures or pours on the surface. At the heart of her paintings are the lines. Pure, strong, direct lines. They reveal her thinking, her mood – when they meander, she is lost; when energetic, she is close to ecstasy. The surface becomes the artist’s world, and Maznah enters a transcendent state to lose herself into an other-worldly experience where the truth of her emotions cannot help but reveal themselves in paint.

Maznah holds both MA in Fine Art (Painting) RMIT (Aust) and BA (2nd Class Upper Hons) (Uni.Hull, UK). She was trained by award-winning English painter Steve Whitehead, and has participated actively in UK public exhibitions, selling her works there.