LIFE CYLE 1
LIFE CYCLE 3
LIFE CYCLE 8
LIFE CYCLE 4
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 www.kakiseni.com
Curated by Nur Hanim Khairuddin
Translated by Rahmat Haron