Sunday, November 16, 2008

limadansatu 23.11.08 - 21.12.08

This is Kebun Mimpi latest offering. A sculpture show by 5 young talented artists.
Abdul Latiff Ahmad Padzali, Anissa Aziz, Faiz Sukor, Radzi Ismail & Rozana Musa

LIMADANSATU asked the artists to come up with works based on their observation on nature and its dialogue with human being. Interestingly every one of them have totally different view on how we have become from our contact with nature. Some dwelling on a futuristic animal that might have been altered by the pollution, or rather genetically modified. Some were concern on how the food from natural source has been contaminated and its effect on general health. Some trying to protect the remaining fractures of coral (symbolising nature) in a glass case for future reference. Amazing to see how the negativity of the issues manage to inspire such a beautiful works. A reminder perhaps...that in evil we can find angel, in darkness we can seek light, in ugliness we can find beauty.

lima artis satu tujuan
lima cerita satu karangan
lima mimpi satu kebun buat kita bercucuk tanam

-mohd nurul husni

Food series
by Rozana Musa
2008, Ceramic & glass, Variable dimension

by Radzi Ismail
2008, Ceramic, sand & glass, Variable dimension

today's menu
by Abdul Latiff Ahmad Padzali
2008, Mixed Media, 122 x 46 cm

Monday, October 13, 2008


To everyone you're welcome to our last OPENHOUSE show in our Bangsar gallery. This is our yearly art under RM1000. 2008 will be the last year we operating out of a permanent gallery. Tsk Tsk...huhuhuhu. Next year we will update what's the direction of the brand KEBUN MIMPI. For now, just enjoy the show ya!! :-)

Featuring 25 artists, OPENHOUSE'08 open on 19th Oct, Sunday, 12pm to 6pm. Exhibition run till 9th Nov, 2008.


Ikhlas from Husni & Azli

artwork by:
Zulkiflee Zainul Abidin
..and good luck #9, blood arowana
61 x 91cm
acrylic on canvas

Friday, July 18, 2008


HI everyone, sorry for being quiet. We've been rather busy and overwhelmed by jobs, projects and shows. We manage to stage 4 shows since early of the year. They are NAIVELY BALI, KOPI KRETEK KRATON, FRICTION & ART AT PARKSON PAVILION.

The latest show are somewhat our new direction in running an art gallery. We're doing exclusive joint venture with PARKSON PAVILION where fine art is now part of their offering. They're about 150 pcs of artworks by local and indonesian artists. Displayed on all levels of parkson at random.

By next year we only planned to do up to 4 selected shows at various interesting alternative space. We would like to thank you all of the artists, collectors, curators, writers and journalists for all of their support all this while and we hope to maintain this relationship with everyone for a long, long time.

sincerely yours,

Monday, December 10, 2007

LIFE CYCLE by Norhaslinda Nordin


Perhaps since her student days at UiTM Shah Alam (2001-2004), but certainly after winning Upstart 04:Nokia Creative Arts Award through her artwork "Journey", artist Norhaslinda Nordin has been synonymous with the painting of motifs derived from vehicular imagery.

Images of bicycle, wheelbarrow, trishaw, scooter, car, aeroplane and fighter jet are drawn and embroidered in a neo-realistic manner, photos are collaged and cut-outs are appended in graphic compositions tinged with pop art nuances.

Filling up the backgrounds detailed with various supporting signifiers of buildings, flowers, eagles etc., vehicles, as professed by Linda, embody aesthetic significance and metaphorical connotations apt at narrating the cycles of civilisation as well as human temperaments.

Linda's 'Life Cycle" aptly expresses the up-and-down phenomena of the values and significance of industrial objects; her paintings as well depict the rise and fall of human history as a consequence of technological progress and transformations of social, political and cultural orders that follow.

Man-made industries are ephemeral, and so are human lives. The Impermenance of Life is the only reality.

Summary from

Curated by Nur Hanim Khairuddin
Translated by Rahmat Haron

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Selamat Berpuasa!

Selamat menjalani ibadah puasa, sucikan diri, bersihkan hati, jaga peribadi.
From kebun mimpi gallery's crew. HUSNI, AZLI & MD NOOR

Friday, August 3, 2007

SILHOUETTE by Taquddin Bahro

Hari Langsung (kenduri) - The Day (the wedding feast)
Air 7 Mesjid - Blessed Water of 7 Mosques
Silhouette Project - Document 1 & 2
Tepak Sirih Jawa - Java Sirih Set
Malam Berinai - Henna Night
Pelamin Nazli - Nazli's Dais
Kasut Hantaran - A Gift (shoes)


In normal term, "Silhouette" is a view of an object or scene consisting of the outline and a featureless interior. Eponym named after Etienne de Silhouette, the finance minister of Louis XV who was noted with his stinginess in 1759 imposed such harsh economic demands uppon the French people, that his name became synonymous with anything done or made cheaply. These include portraits were designated a la Silhouette. In art a silhouette is a form of artwork. It is most commonly a human portrait in profile, in black. Most silhouettes are formed by tracing the shadows of the subject and cutting along the resultant outline. In graphic design, to silhouette is to separate (mask) a portion of an image so that it does not show. For instance, a background. (source:

In Quddin's interpretation, silhouette painting is a view of an object consisting of the outline in an ambiguous space in a manner that reflects the essence of his art sensitivity and respect for material, craft, and the in-between as in our life of the spiritual and physical sustenance from man to his wife.

These silhouettes are then composed onto the surface of a nicely decorated akseline fabric, resulting in panoramic surreal minimalist composition. Just as the simplicity of the "akad" or the solemnization ritual, belies the tremendous responsibilitiesfor the groom to care for his bride, and this is reinforced in a marriage sermon delivered by the "kadhi", as what is expressed in Quddin's new piece.

Monday, June 25, 2007

print! print! @ kebun mimpi gallery 29th june - 29th july

Welcome to kebun mimpi second show, titled PRINT! PRINT!

Curated by Malaysian renowned print artist En Juhari Said
Works by 11 young artist, Azizul Hakim Zakaria, Fazrul Hafis Mustafa, Laila Khairuni Mohd Din, Lily Dzarleena Samsuri, Mazni Omar, Nur Hasliza Abdullah, Rosmanisa Mat Desa, Samsiah Ali, Shamsudin Abdul Wahab, Siti Safura Zahari, Zul Husni Md. Ridzuan.

The show will be featuring a print works, a lesser known and often misunderstood form of art. Various printing technique such as etching, wood block, silk screen are being used to deliver the art works. The artists are tackling various social and identity issues as their subject. Some are straight forward, some are metaphoric, some are sarcastic but all are enganging and intriguing. Do not miss this fantastic debut show of these young artists!!