KUALA LUMPUR: In providing a platform for young and emerging artists, Galeri Prima is currently hosting U12, a group exhibition, in collaboration with Curate Henry Butcher.
Taking place until Apr 14, the exhibition showcases 45 artworks using various techniques and different mediums from 33 young emerging artists of U12.
The exhibition, which is also the inaugural show for U12, serves as a platform for the young artists to showcase their artworks.
The young artists who are taking part in the exhibition include Aiman Aisamuddin, Aiman Shafri, Aimman Hafizal, Amirul Roslan, Amirul Fadzil, Amierul Iskandar, Ammir Zamri, Amsyar Puyuh, Amy Nazira, Azam Nasri, Azizul Nasir, Azrul Fahmi Azman, Diauddin Isa, Effi Syafiq Jusoh, Eman Aimilan, Faiz ZA, Fakhriq Zulkifli, Fareez Fauzi, Firdaus Nordin, and Fitriah Roslan.
Artworks by Haziq Asyraf, Haziq Syawal, Hidayat Arshad, Izzat Hamdan, Izzuddin Basiron, Khaliq Az-Zahi, Mnhafiz Hamzah, Muadz Abd Rahim, Nabil Adnan, Nurazmi Mohd Noh, Putra Nazri, Shirhan Samsul Bahri, Syafiq Adib, Syahmi Jamaluddin, and Syukur Rani, are also up.
The exhibition was officially opened on Wednesday night and attended by the New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd (NSTP) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Abdul Jalil Hamid.
Also present were NSTP chief commercial officer Alfian Abu Talib, Media Prima Television Networks chief executive officer Johan Ishak, Galeri Prima manager Azlynn Aziz and Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers director Sim Polenn.
One of the artists, Syukur Rani, 24, said U12 is a group of former Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students with studios in Section U12, Shah Alam.
"There are about eight studios in Section U12 with each studio having about six to eight young artists."
Syukur, who has three of his artworks on display, said it takes him about two to three weeks to complete each of his work – All Night Long, Grey and The Maskman.
Meanwhile, Sim said it is hoped that the inaugural U12 show will help to boost the young artists’ career and journey.
U12 will be open to the public from now until Apr 14 from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.