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Exhibition Committee
Chairman Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai
General Manager of Sabah Cultural Board

Vice Chairman Y.Bhg. Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus
Director of Sabah Art Gallery

Secretary Jennifer P. Linggi Curator of Sabah Art Gallery Sabah Art Gallery Staff Miss Eva Anani Baggal Mdm Florence Miller Mdm Lailawaty Jamrin Mr. Ahmad Sharil Mr. Julin Dau Mr. Roslan Saperi Mr. Medi Lambahid Mr. Joas Tumuuh Mr. Jainin Pedin Mr. Jacklist Gusting Mdm Martina Monuit Mdm Narisah Satai Special Thanks Adam Jamal, Anddy Romeo Dulait, Crig Roynno Francis @ Cracko Donald Abraham @ Donald Dog, Harlod Peter Ir wan Awang, Kwan @ Aks, Lybby Illyas Ng Man Keong @ 5MK, Suparno Sapar @ Phey Stephanie Estolas, Borneo Colours, IKS Graphic, Jackiril, CKCC, Amantika, Awang Fadilah, Jainal Amambing, Yusof Gajah, Red Troops and all the people out there who supported our cause in improving the local art scene. “Thank you all for the support! ”

Launched by

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Ilyas Ibrahim
Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City

6 January 201 1 Sabah Art Gallery , Sabah Museum

Organised by

Ministry of T ourism, Culture & Environment Sabah

Sabah Art Gallery Sabah Cultural Board

Over the past year, I have had the privilege to meet many interesting local artists, and this exhibition - The New ‘V’ – highlights the work of some of the avant garde amongst them. The ‘V’ of the title apparently signifies attributes such as; V ision, Vitality and Versatility. The “New V” exhibition is an exciting collection of works of ten contemporary young artists - Adam Jamal, Anddy Romeo Dulait, Crig Roynno Francis, Donald Abraham, Harlod Peter, Ir wan Azman A wang , Lybby Illyas, Kazat Keong, Aks Kwan and Suparno Sapar. These artists with their diverse backgrounds explore a wide range of media and styles, from canvas to graffiti, cartoons to animation, t-shirt design to toys. Much of their output represents a fusion of Western and Asian cultures. In their desire to share their unique individual stories, the artists have drawn inspiration from people and events close to them. They are visual storytellers with individual styles and techniques serve to expand the definition of our culture. Although this is the first time the group has exhibited with the Sabah Art Gallery, they are no strangers to the art scene. Individually, collectively , they have been involved in numerous projects including the creation of comics (notably; Kwan’ joint publication with LAT s of Image Comic, Liquid City, Vol 2), the production of street art (painting columns at the old welfare building site on Jalan Hj. Saman in Kota Kinabalu), and the completion of mural paintings of various organisations. Portraying as it does, a vast array of styles and formats – fine art, surrealism, outsider art, naive art, 3D art, pop art, multimedia animation, comic and graffiti art - I hope this exhibition will encourage visitors to ponder the established notion of Sabahan contemporarist and its role in our lives . It is my particular wish that the younger viewers find inspiration from the work on view and use it as a springboard for their own creative endeavours.
Supar no Sapar @ Phey
Graffiti/ Clothing Label/ Graphic Design

Phey , real name Suparno Sapar hails from Labuan and moved to the K ota Kinabalu at the age of 16. A true graffiti artist, Phey spray cans and airbrushes. Phey also is also the creator of KK Luv and the co-founder of LSW|KKLUV . His company Lytle Street Wear Enterprise is one of KK’s urban-hip clothing line producer . Being in a dynamic group, it took Phey and his friends 10 years to build their brand and style. Phey debut his work at the recent Labuan ’s Art Festival in 2010.

Jennifer P. Linggi
Curator

Sabah Art Gallery Sabah Cultural Board

P ronounced in words it’s almost lik e ‘newbie’. It is the first time a group of artists grouped together for an art exhibition under the Sabah Art Gallery , one can say that they are “newbie” in the art gallery. The V to the “New- V has a ver y broad meaning. It could be Vision, View, V oice, V ulgar, V ivid, Vast, and so on, it depends to an individual’s interpretation. Kwan says that ‘ V ’, is victory for outsider art styles finally getting the interest of the public. New V ’s main purpose is to give an alternative perspective of art and promoting it, since urbane concepts has always been an appealing topic. The group hope that in the future more creative people will step up and promote expressive art themes.

Program

6th January 2011 (Thursday) Sabah Art Gallery, Sabah Museum
Ng Man Keong @ 5MK
G raphic Artist & Animation Student

9.00am Arrival of guess 9.15am Arrival of Yang Mulia Datu Rosmadi Datu Sulai
General Manager of Sabah Cultural Board

Keong, 20, currently a student at Sabah Institute of Arts (SIA). Keong’s first debut is at the Cracko’s beautification project, the site of the former land and survey building. Keong aspires to become a comic . artist someday following his uncle’s footstep, Aks Kwan.

9.30am Arrival of Honourable Guest YB Datuk Ilyas Ibrahim
Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City

, Being one of the youngest members of the Cracko Art Group, Kazat has already created a diversed of developed comic characters. He is into other creative works as well; Lomography and graffiti.

Certificate presentation Exhibition tour Light refreshments 1.30am 1 ceremony ends--

Adam Jamal
Artist

Irwan Azman Awang
Illustrator

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Harlod Peter Ringgingon
Freelance Designer / College Lecturer

Anddy Romeo Dulait @ ND Angelus
Artist

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Crig Roynno Francis @ Cracko
Artist / Designer

Donald Abraham @ Donald Dog
Artist

Crig Roynno Francis,32, is a freenlance graphic designer and artist. Cracko is the founder of the Cracko Art Group. The group aims to to showcase local talents. His notable works, most oftenly controversial, are the publications of Crackozine in 2001. it went on for two years but stopped cause it was critized over its contents. He is also the project leader for the wall painting project held at the former land and survey building in Kota Kinabalu. A self funded project aimed at beautifying the abandoned site. It won local paper reviews, state interest and now a sight for photographers and tourists visit.

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