Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

OPEN DATE: 10 May 2014, 10:00am
CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2014, 8:30pm

About the Artwork

With a passion for Japanese origami, Masturah Sha'ari adopted an illustration of the "origami" technique onto her Büffel and called it Resilience. During the artist's research for creating her painted figurine, Sha'ari spent numerous hours manipulating a number of origami bulls and following various patterns so as to understand the folds and twists, and to then be able to interpret it onto her Büffel. Some failed, some succeeded but Sha'ari persevered nevertheless, and transformed the design of the Büffel into abstract geometric patchwork shapes bursting with colours and textures. The bull is resilient like the artist. It is a symbol of strength and perseverance, "To achieve a work of art, the journey may be filled with pain and difficulties, and even joy. The reward is ultimate satisfaction" Sha'ari exclaims. "In Minangkabau culture", where the artist was born into, "the bull or 'kerbau' symbolises triumph of the human spirit. This goes with the qualities of the Braun Büffel brand, which upholds values of impeccable quality through immaculate craftsmanship".

Bidding Information

OPEN DATE: 10 MAY 2014

Closing Bid: S$ 850.00

About the Artist

Masturah Sha'ari graduated from National University of Singapore with a BA in Economics in 1992. In 2000 she completed a Diploma in Design Communication at LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, and that same year she also received a certificate of Commendation from the Conqueror Horseman Design & Print Awards. Between 2003-8 Sha'ari illustrated several books, such as Origami from the Heart, by Florence Temko, Tuttle Publishing US (2008), and has experience teaching as a Drawing Instructor & Lecturer at the Singapore Polytechnic, School of Infocomm Technology. In 2012 Sha'ari co-founded Maya Gallery with her husband Jeffrey Wandly to promote local artists, create an appreciation for art through art programmes and workshops, and provide professional consultancy in art, design and music. She is a member of the Association of Artists of Various Resources (APAD) and participated in her first group exhibition, Contemporary 2011 with them.