*Taken from www.warna.com.my
Warna 2008 is an art exhibition that will showcase artworks by five of Malaysia's prominent expressionist artists.
It is an honor for us to present WARNA 2008, a Malaysian contemporary art exhibition in Hong Kong 2008.
The idea of WARNA has been circulating in our minds for quite sometime now. We have always been a fan of arts, especially contemporary arts in form of painting, sculpture, photography and others.
It is true, in this days and age; the people of today accept things that are out of the norm with alacrity. Modern arts are interesting. No two men can possibly come up with the same interpretation towards abstract arts concurrently. That is what makes modern art interesting. It challenges the mind. And the beauty of it is that, people can talk about a piece of modern art for years to come.
We perceive modern art as fascinating. And as we mull upon such a notion everyday (with the idea of how to bring about WARNA still in head), numerous non-figurative vibes usurped into our senses- mesmerize, captivate, enthrall, intrigue, beguile, entice and more.
We are thrilled to have conceived WARNA because we believe that this could be the platform for Malaysian artists to promote their works internationally. We understand the importance of art development in Malaysia and its effect to the future of Malaysian art and so, WARNA is our initiative in helping out the Malaysian art scene.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude towards the artists; Yusof Ghani, Awang Damit, Fauzulyusri, Daud Rahim and Jamil Mat Isa for making the first installment of WARNA possible.
We sincerely hope WARNA 2008 in Hong Kong will spark the interest on Malaysian contemporary arts from the art enthusiasts in Hong Kong and thus expanding the promotion of the Malaysian contemporary artists in the region.